Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds (1961)



Alot of people enjoyed the recent Alice Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins posts: this shares elements of the two, so if you enjoyed those, sit tight...

This collection of sounds features saxophonist Yusef Lateef's exploration of several genres of Eastern music. Distinct hints of Indian, Chinese and Persian influence are explored, distinguishable by his choice of scales and rhythms. He also incorporates instruments of these regions - the first track features a Chinese xun flute, and later tracks incorporate the Middle Eastern stringed Rabaab. But you can still hear the jazz, thanks to a heavy bop quartet.

Dig it.

5 Responses so far.

  1. hhbrady says:

    I couldn't agree more....

    http://hhbrady.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/yusef-lateef-purple-flower/#respond

  2. Lana says:

    Hhbrady, love it! Your Yusef article is beautiful, and your blog is killer. Checking out the Eric Dolphy now and loving it.

  3. lianaface says:

    very good. thank you thank you

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