Sunday, 9 October 2016

96th birthday of Yusef Lateef

(Born 9 October 1920, Chattanooga, Tenn, US)
Very influential tenor saxophonist and multiinstrumentalist (flute, oboe, arghul, shofar, shanai, xun), composer and academic who works uninterruptedly into his nineties
(Yusef Lateef Nonet, “The centaur and the phoenix” [personnel: Lateef, tenor saxophone; Clark Terry, trumpet; Richard Williams, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Josea Taylor, bassoon; Tate Houston, baritone saxophone; Joe Zawinul, piano; Ben Tucker, bass; Lex Humphries, drums; recorded: Riverside, New York, 9 May 1960])
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