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Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds (1962/2006/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds (1962/2006/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:25 minutes | 462 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2006

An innovator in mixing world music influences into jazz, there was considerable demand for Yusef Lateef's many recordings of the late 1950s and early 1960s that reflected his fascination with all things Asian; Eastern Sounds from 1961 is one of the multi-instrumental pioneer's best sellers. A stellar studio band helps Lateef realize his one-world vision of a music that knows neither stylistic boundaries nor expressive limitations.
Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.
Yusef Lateef - Yusef's Mood: Complete 1957 Sessions with Hugh Lawson (1957-58) {4CD Fresh Sound 24bit Remastered rel 2008}

Yusef Lateef - Yusef's Mood: Complete 1957 Sessions with Hugh Lawson (1957-58) {4CD Fresh Sound 24bit Remastered rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.00 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 646 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 241 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2008 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 492
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Flute / Post Bebop / World Fusion

4CD Set, 32 page booklet. Digitally Remastered 24-Bit / 96 kHz. In 1950, after a year on tour with Dizzy Gillespies band, Yusef Lateef returned to Detroit, the city where he had grown up as a jazz musician. With his powerfully preaching tenor sax tone and fluent, driving style he established himself as an influential presence in the Motor City scene, forming his own quintet in 1955. He made his first recordings as a leader in 1957, a productive year for him, as this gripping 4-CD set reveals.
Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant (1972/2011) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant (1972/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:40 minutes | 1,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef mesmerizes with his 1972 release, The Gentle Giant. His innovative style revolutionized the jazz scene. A mix of jazz with soul, the album showcases Lateef’s unmatched musicianship. Lateef performs numerous wind instruments on the album but the true highlight is his funky use of the flute. The stunning album includes an upbeat “Nubian Lady”, a groovy “Jungle Plum” and an inspired rendition of “Hey Jude”.

Yusef Lateef - The Golden Flute (1966)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 3, 2015
Yusef Lateef - The Golden Flute (1966)

Yusef Lateef - The Golden Flute (1966)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 253mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 90mb
Genre: jazz

The Golden Flute is a 1966 album released by saxophonist Yusef Lateef, released on Impulse Records. The CD pressing of this was released in 2004 by Verve Music Group.
Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant (1972) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant (1972) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27480 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Yusef Lateef's music from the early '70s commands large doses of both appeal and skepticism. At a time when funk and fusion were merging with the intensely volatile and distrustful mood of the U.S., Lateef's brand of Detroit soul garnered new fans, and turned away those who preferred his earlier hard bop jazz or world music innovations. Thus The Gentle Giant is an appropriate title, as Lateef's levitational flute looms large over the rhythm & blues beats central to the equation. Kenny Barron's Fender Rhodes electric piano is also a sign of the times, an entry point introducing him to the contemporary jazz scene, and on that point alone is historically relevant.
Yusef Lateef - The Centaur And The Phoenix (1961) {Riverside/OJC}

Yusef Lateef - The Centaur And The Phoenix (1961) {Riverside/OJC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 Riverside / OJC / Fantasy | OJC 721 / 00025218672122
Jazz / Hard Bop / World Fusion

From his first explosion of recordings in the mid-'50s, Yusef Lateef was a player who was always gently stretching the boundaries of his music to absorb techniques, new rhythms, and new influences from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The Centaur and the Phoenix, however, takes the risks and the innovations that Lateef was known for, and expands them in a number of different directions all at once, leading to an album that bursts with new ideas and textures, while remaining accessible, and above all, beautiful. Lateef seems eager here to take the next step musically by breaking the mold of his previous albums.

Yusef Lateef - The Man With The Big Front Yard (1998) (3 Disc)  Music

Posted by woonbie at March 18, 2010
Yusef Lateef - The Man With The Big Front Yard (1998) (3 Disc)

Yusef Lateef - The Man With The Big Front Yard (1998) (3 Disc)
Jazz | 31 tracks | 3CD | MP3 256 kbps | 348.21 MB

Yusef Lateef - The Blue Yusef Lateef  Music

Posted by bartel75 at Feb. 7, 2009
Yusef Lateef - The Blue Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef - The Blue Yusef Lateef [1968]
APE & MP3 + CUE + LOG | TT 38:47 | Full artwork @ 300dpi
APE = 221 mb | MP3 (vbr lame "–preset standard") = 53 mb
Jazz / Hard Bop / Free Jazz

The Blue Yusef Lateef is one wild album. In sound, it is the very best the '60s had to offer in terms of experimentation and accessibility.
This is blues you can dance to, but also meditate to and marvel at; a pearl worthy of the price.

Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds [HQ repost]  Music

Posted by bartel75 at Jan. 17, 2009
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds [HQ repost]

Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds [1961]
APE & MP3 + CUE + LOG | TT: 39:44 | Full artwork
APE = 243 mb | MP3 (vbr lame –preset standard) = 58 mb
Jazz / Hard Bop / World Fusion

An all time jazz classic and near perfect jazz album.