Yusef Lateef

Born 9 October 1920. Died 23 December 2013
Yusef Lateef
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1920-10-09
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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef Biography (Wikipedia)

Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and prominent figure among the Ahmadiyya Community in America.

Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used a number of non-western instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto. He is known for having been an innovator in the blending of jazz with "Eastern" music. Peter Keepnews, in his New York Times obituary of Lateef, wrote that the musician "played world music before world music had a name".

Lateef wrote and published a number of books including two novellas entitled A Night in the Garden of Love and Another Avenue, the short story collections Spheres and Rain Shapes, also his autobiography, The Gentle Giant, written in collaboration with Herb Boyd. Along with his record label YAL Records, Lateef owned Fana Music, a music publishing company. Lateef published his own work through Fana, which includes Yusef Lateef's Flute Book of the Blues and many of his own orchestral compositions.

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See Line Woman
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See Line Woman
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Pike's Peak
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Pike's Peak
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Curved Spacetime
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Curved Spacetime
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Lowland Lullabye
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Lowland Lullabye
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See Line Woman (with archive)
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See Line Woman (with archive)
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Snafu
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Snafu
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The Plum Blossom
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The Plum Blossom
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Koko's Tune
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Koko's Tune
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The Three Faces Of Balal
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The Three Faces Of Balal
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Love Theme from Spartacus
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Love Theme from Spartacus
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Live Humble
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Live Humble
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Sister Mamie
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Sister Mamie
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Psychicemotus
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Psychicemotus
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Come Sunday
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Come Sunday
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Mu Omi
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Mu Omi
AmmonContact
Beautiful Flowers (feat. Prince Po & Yusef Lateef)
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Beautiful Flowers (feat. Prince Po & Yusef Lateef)
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Chinq Miau
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Chinq Miau
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Bamboo Flute Blues
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Bamboo Flute Blues
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Morning
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Morning
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Purple Flower
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Purple Flower
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Revelation
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Revelation
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Angel Eyes
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Angel Eyes
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Song Of Delilah
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Song Of Delilah
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Late Night Blues (Live at Ronnie Scotts)
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Late Night Blues (Live at Ronnie Scotts)
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I'm Just a Lucky So and So
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I'm Just a Lucky So and So
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Water Pistol
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Water Pistol
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Like It Is
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Like It Is
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See See Rider
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See See Rider
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Passion
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Passion
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I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
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I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
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Bishop School
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Bishop School
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Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
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Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
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4th Movement Passacaglia
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4th Movement Passacaglia
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Taboo
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Taboo
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Back Home
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Back Home
Ahmad Jamal
Brother Hold Your Light
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Brother Hold Your Light
Hugh Lawson
Love And Humor
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Love And Humor
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When You're Smiling
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When You're Smiling
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Lover Man
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Lover Man
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Koko's Tune
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Koko's Tune
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The Weaver
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The Weaver
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Slippin' & Slidin'
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Slippin' & Slidin'
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One Little Indian
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One Little Indian
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The Centaur And The Phoenix
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The Centaur And The Phoenix
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