Monday, June 9, 2008

Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant

Damn funky Yusef Lateef! The record's one of Lateef's best on Atlantic -- as it combines the funky style the label was working him in, with some of the more complicated, tripped-out styles he was forging on earlier records. The standout cut is the long take on Kenny Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record -- and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume -- listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment -- readjust your mind!"

1. Nubian Lady
2. Lowland Lullaby
3. Hey Jude (Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment -- readjust your mind!)
4. Jungle Plum
5. Poor Fishermen
6. African Song
7. Queen of the Night
8. Below Yellow Bell

with thanks to ISounds


Autopoiesis said...
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Autopoiesis said...

Hi, I've been glued to your blog and very enthusiastically enjoying your offerings... but sadly I can't seem to find the Gentle Giant Yusef at the link you've posted. I get:

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