Yusef Lateef – Jazz Mood


Yusef Lateef is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist. Although Lateef’s main instruments are the tenor saxophone and flute, he is known for his innovative blending of jazz with ‘Eastern’ music. In addition to the oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, Lateef plays various world music instruments, notably the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, arghul, sarewa, and koto.

Jazz Mood has Lateef going further East, to the Orient, and playing not just tenor and flute but the argol which is a little reminiscent of the oboe. Lateef is joined by Lawson, Farrow, trombonist Curtis Fuller and drummer Louis Hayes. The program includes the haunting “Metaphor,” the exotic “Morning” and a piece in 7/4 time (“The Beginning”) along with a pair of more conventional but no less spirited blues (“Yusef’s Mood” and “Blues in Space”). The music is thoughtful, full of surprises and open to new ideas. Throughout, Yusef Lateef always sounds like a true original and the results are timeless.


01. Metaphor
02. Yusef’s Mood
03. The Beginning
04. Morning
05. Blues In Space

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2 Responses to “Yusef Lateef – Jazz Mood”

  1. robbs says:

    Your jazz collection leaves me speechless…simply awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!! ♥

  2. HOBO says:

    Thanks brother!!

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