African Song - Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. 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 congsupkewatalotoubudhclubarsabooks.coinfo: $
  2. Nov 27,  · Multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef mesmerizes with his 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.
  3. Great album. Accessible flute-based playing (+ Yusef's trademark battery of oddball wind instruments). One caveat, and I will not dock a star in the rating for this: the loud, long, distortion-sound version of Hey Jude is redolent of its time, probably a necessary pop inclusion to make the record company happy, and the one cut on the album that I always jump past because the sheer shrill /5(16).
  4. The amazing first album from Gentle Giant – a crucially overlooked group from the key years of the UK jazz-rock scene! The album definitely comes at things from a rock perspective, but there's a hell of a lot of fusion in the mix too – especially in the guitar and keyboard parts, which jump around with these sharp edges that rival some of the more jazz-based fusion from the European scene.
  5. The Gentle Giant is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 19and released on the Atlantic label. Description provided by Wikipedia under .
  6. Apr 09,  · The Gentle Giant, an Album by Yusef Lateef. Released in February on Atlantic (catalog no. SD ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Jazz-Funk. Featured peformers: Yusef Lateef /5(4).
  7. Written By – Yusef Lateef: B3: African Song Written By – Kenneth Barron* B4: Queen Of The Night Written By – Yusef Lateef: B5: Below Yellow Bell Written By – Yusef Lateef:

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