Gilles Peterson’s Yusef Lateef tribute mix

Gilles Peterson takes us on a journey from 1957 to 1976




From Gilles Peterson’s SoundCloud page comes a nice tribute to the master Yusef Lateef!


Following the passing of jazz legend Yusef Lateef in December, Gilles went through the innovator’s extensive back-catalogue going all the way back to the 1950s, pulling out some of his personal favourite tracks. Here is part one of Gilles’ tribute mix, celebrating the life and music of the mighty Yusef Lateef.

Photography by Peter Williams, 1994.

Morning (Jazz Mood, 1957, Savoy)
Before Dawn (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Anastasia (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Taboo (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Hapology (Jazz For The Thinker, 1957, Savoy)
Chang Chang Chang (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Titora (The Centaur And The Phoenix Bonus Track, 1960, Riverside)
Moon Tree (The Fabric Of Jazz, 1959, Savoy)
Night In Tunisia (Prayer To The East, 1958, Savoy)
Abana (Jazz Around The World, 1963, Impulse)
1984 (1984, 1965, Impulse)
Plum Blossom (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
You’re Somewhere Thinking Of Me (The Complete Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Like It Is (The Blue Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Woodward Avenue (Yusef Lateen’s Detroit, 1969, Atlantic)
Eboness (The Diverse Yusef Lateef, 1970, Atlantic)
Technological Homosapien (The Doctor Is In….And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Hellbound (The Doctor Is In…And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Love Theme From Sparticus (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
Hold Your Light (Yusef Lateef And Adam Rudolph Live In Seattle, 1999, Meta)
Brother John (Live At Peps Vol 2, 1964, Impulse)
Passacaglia (Suite 16, 1970, Atlantic)

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