Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jazz Multi-instrumentalism: Yusef Lateef's ''Hush ‘N’ Thunder” (1973)

Yusef LateefYusef Lateef (b. 1920), a multi-instrumentalist who is equally skilled on tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe, is also a multiculturalist whose musical interests have long gone beyond jazz, a word he disdains. An innovator in mixing world music influences into jazz, Lateef is in his own musical category.Originally an altoist, Lateef switched to tenor while in high school. He worked early

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