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Blues For The Orient - Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. This is a very good jazz album - obviously even better on vinyl - but I still can't help thinking that a saxphone would sound better than oboe on 'Blues For The Orient'. Apart from this slight complaint the rest works very well including the chinese flute and some tracks actually on saxophone!/5(12).
  2. This is a very good jazz album - obviously even better on vinyl - but I still can't help thinking that a saxphone would sound better than oboe on 'Blues For The Orient'. Apart from this slight complaint the rest works very well including the chinese flute and some tracks actually on saxophone!/5(24).
  3. Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on tenor, and going for a soulful hardbop approach that relatively upbeat and swinging, with traces of.
  4. Eastern Sounds, an Album by Yusef Lateef. Released in April on Moodsville (catalog no. MV 22; Vinyl LP). Genres: Hard Bop.
  5. One of multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef's most enduring recordings, Eastern Sounds was one of the last recordings made by the band that Lateef shared with pianist Barry Harris after the band moved to New York from Detroit, where the jazz scene was already dying. Lateef had long been interested in Eastern music, long before John Coltrane had ever shown any public interest anyway.
  6. Apr 16,  · Yusef Lateef: Blues For The Orient. From the album "Eastern Sounds" (Prestige, ).
  7. Originally released in April of , this album features Lateef's continued exploration of Middle Eastern music, as well as covers of themes of the films Spartacus and The Robe. Lateef plays flute, oboe, tenor saxaphone and a Chinese wind instrument called a xun.
  8. Translucent Blue Vinyl LP! Limited Edition of Only Colored Vinyl Copies! Originally released in April of , this album features Lateef's continued exploration of Middle Eastern music, as well as covers of themes of the films Spartacus and The Robe. Lateef plays flute, oboe, tenor saxaphone and a Chinese wind instrument called a xun.
  9. Eastern Sounds may or may not be Yusef Lateef's greatest album, but when I compare it to other fantastic efforts including his work for Savoy and Prestige in the late fifties, The Blue Yusef Lateef, Live at Pep's, and Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42° 30' Longitude 83°, this album stands out as the most representative of what Yusef Lateef is all about.

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