CD Only the Best of Yusef Lateef, Vol. 1 [Box] (CD 6596700),
back to browsing

Only the Best of Yusef Lateef, Vol. 1 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: THE BLUE YUSEF LATEEF:
    1. Juba Juba
    2. Like It Is
    3. Othelia
    4. Moon Cup
    5. Back Home
    6. Get Over, Get Off and Get On
    7. Six Miles Next Door
    8. Sun Dog
    0. DISC 2: THE COMPLETE YUSEF LATEEF:
    1. Rosalie
    2. In the Evening
    3. Kongsberg
    4. Stay with Me
    5. See Line Woman
    6. Brother
    7. You're Somewhere Thinking of Me
    0. DISC 3: CONCERTO FOR YUSEF LATEEF:
    1. First Movement [Chaconne]
    2. Second Movement [Allemande]
    3. Third Movement [Moresca]
    4. Fourth Movement [Mode]
    5. Fifth Movement [Baguala]
    6. Sixth Movement [Allegro]
    7. Seventh Movement [Fantasia]
    8. Eight Movement [Scherzo]
    9. Ninth Movement [Rondeau]
    10. Tenth Movement [Passacaglia]
    11. Eleventh Movement [Interlude]
    0. DISC 4: YUSEF LATEEF'S DETROIT-LATITUDE 4230' LONGITUDE 83:
    1. Bishop School
    2. Livingston Playground
    3. Eastern Market
    4. Belle Isle
    5. Russell and Eliot
    6. Raymond Winchester
    7. Woodward Avenue
    8. That Lucky Old Sun
    0. DISC 5: THE DOCTOR IS IN... AND OUT:
    1. Improvisers, The
    2. Hellbound
    3. Mystique
    4. Mississippi Mud
    5. Mushmouth
    6. Technological Homosapien
    7. Street Musicians
    8. In a Little Spanish Town (Twas on a Night Like This)
    0. DISC 6: YUSEF LATEEF'S ENCOUNTERS:
    1. 5th Encounter
    2. 1st Encounter
    3. 6th Encounter
    4. 4th Encounter
    5. 12th Encounter
    6. 11th Encounter
    7. 8th Encounter
    8. 2nd Encounter
    9. 7th Encounter
    10. 9th Encounter
    11. 3rd Encounter
    12. 15th Encounter
    0. DISC 7: HUSH 'N' THUNDER:
    1. Come Sunday
    2. Hump, The
    3. Opus, Pt. 1/Opus, Pt. 2
    4. This Old Building
    5. Prayer
    6. Sunset
    7. His Eye Is on the Sparrow
    8. Destination Paradise
    Read More...
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): COLCD1173

  • Credits
    ProducerJoel Dorn; Yusef Lateef
    EngineerGene Paul; Norman Blain; Ray Hall; Steve Schaeffer; Bob Daspit; Bob Liftin; Bruce Tergesen

    The classic Yusef Lateef LPs "Encounters", "Concerto For Yusef Lateef", "Complete Yusef Lateef", "Detroit", "Hush 'N' Thunder", "Doctor Is In...And Out" and "Blue Yusef Lateef."
    Personnel: Yusef Lateef (tamboura, flute, alto flute, bamboo flute, oboe, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, keyboards, scratches); Chinyere Nnenna Freelon (vocals); Christopher Newland, Robert Daley, Mark Irose, Kenny Burrell, Billy Butler (guitar); Buddy Lucas (harmonica); Sonny Red (alto saxophone); Leonard Goines, Joseph Wilder, Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Jimmy Buffington (French horn); Jack Jeffers (trombone); Jonathan Dorn (tuba); Hugh Lawson (piano); Kenny Barron (keyboards); Mulazimuddin S. Rasool (marimba, congas, bongos, maracas, tambourine, percussion, chimes); John Nuhn (acoustic bass); George Cooke (electric bass, fretless bass); Al Foster, Roy Brooks (drums); Tony Vacca (talking drum, percussion, gong); Dom Um Romao (percussion); Cissy Houston, Judy Clay (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Norman Blain.
    Audio Remasterer: Dennis King.
    Liner Note Authors: Sonny Buxton; Saeeda Lateef; Chinyere Nnenna Freelon; Mort Fega; Yusef Lateef.
    Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/1988/01/1991); Century Sound Studios, NY (03/1988/01/1991); Moonstar Media, Shutesbury, MA (03/1988/01/1991); Regent Sound STudios, New York, NY (03/1988/01/1991).
    Editor: Dr. Toby Mountain.
    Photographer: Jim Cummins.
    Arranger: Yusef Lateef.
    Essentially, this seven-disc box contains most -- though not all -- of the titles that Collectables Records released individually from Yusef Lateef's long tenure with Atlantic Records. They are not compiled chronologically, there isn't any booklet to accompany them, and the slipcase itself is rather ugly. That said, the great majority of the music here is truly brilliant. There's the band that made The Complete Yusef Lateef in 1967, the tough and funky Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42 30' Longitude 83, and The Blue Yusef Lateef in 1969. The musicians on those sessions included Lateef (vocals, alto and tenor saxophones, flute, oboe); Hugh Lawson (piano); Cecil McBee (bass); and Roy Brooks (drums). Two more spacious mid-'70s recordings are included as well in Hush 'n' Thunder and The Doctor Is in & Out, both with stellar lineups. Finally, there are two adventurous, multi-textured, classically disciplined works from the late '80s and early '90s: Concerto for Yusef Lateef (1988) and Yusef Lateef's Encounters (the latter 1991 album stars a young Nnenna Freelon). ~ Thom Jurek

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $79.51
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $19.95

    CD
  • buy now for

    $13.24

    CD
  • buy now for

    $22.09

    CD
  • buy now for

    $16.60

    CD