The Diverse Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef

08 April 2002
Few musicians in jazz encompassed such a wide range of colours and textures as Yusef Lateef.  A pioneer of the fusion of Eastern music with jazz, he incorporated instruments from all over the world to his music.  Here, backed by a quintessential groove team including Richard Tee on piano and session drummer Bernard Purdie, as well as vocal backgrounds by the Sweet Inspirations, he works with a string section, incorporating World and rock rhythms and experimenting with voices.