Today we have a Jazz Gem for you, Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42º 30' Longitude 83º.
#YusefLateef chose his old stomping grounds of Detroit for an evocative musical study of the landscape, people, and spirit and terrain.
What made the record stand out at that time was the eastern-tinged melodies that can be heard on many of the tracks.
The 1969 Original release is available at our shop.
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Yusef Lateef's Detroit. A tribute to Yusef’s Hometown recorded in 1969 with one song from 1967. Song titles like Eastern market, Belle Isle, Woodward Avenue and Livingston Playground are all places or streets in Detroit. Highlights for me on this album are the songs Eastern Market, Woodward Avenue and especially the last song That Lucky Old Song. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of this album overall but it still has some great songs on it. #yuseflateef#yuseflateefsdetroit#detroitjazzhistory
•”Open Road” by Donovan, 1969
•”The Big Ones” by Ted Heath And His Music, 1969
•”Mother No-Head- Their 45s” by Group 1850, 2012
•”Waves Of A Dream” by Sonny Fortune, 1976
•”Trance” by Steve Kuhn, 1975
•”10 Years Hence” by Yusef Lateef, 1975
•”Dis” by Jan Garbarek, 1977
•”Blood On The Tracks” by Bob Dylan, 1974
•”Quiero Mas De Ti” by Los Angeles Negros, 1970
Anyone need a a copy of this? I accidentally bought a copy this weekend not knowing that I already had it. This is Yusef in his prime backed by a legendary group including Roy Brooks Cecil McBee and Hugh Lawson. The record is VG closer to VG+ a couple of cracking sounds here or there. The back cover has two browning spots on it other then that it’s perfect. #yuseflateef#thecompleteyuseflateef#roybrooks#cecilmcbee#hughlawson#atlanticrecords
Came up on some slab on the digg today. Most major highlight was probably this one. On the want-list for well over a decade - probably 15 years - since I first saw it hanging on the wall at @wazoorecords in Ann Arbor. Very rarely come across it and it’s usually pricey.
Detroit’s own #YusefLateef // At Cranbrook // #ArgoRecords , 1958 // with. #FrankMorelli , #TerryPollard , #WilliamAustin and #FrankGant .
Lateef’s band here live in ‘58 at the legendary Suburban-Detroit private academy Cranbrook.
I don’t really know Morelli or Austin off-hand.
Pollard I recently learned and posted about; a fascinating woman who was a contemporary of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane in Detroit.
Frank Gant, a few years before he would make unbelievable records with the Ahmad Jamal trio.
And Lateef, a year or so into his career as a band leader, before he joined the Cannonball Adderley Sextet.
Ahead of its time. Heaviest Stacks. A good day. We Waxxin 🌀🛫