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Man With the Big Front Yard
Yusef Lateef
Man With the Big Front Yard
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #3

During the last half century, Yusef Lateef has successively reinvented himself as a swing-era tenor, world-music pioneer, and orchestral composer. Now 32 Jazz has reissued the cream of his Atlantic recordings on The Man wi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Yusef Lateef
Title: Man With the Big Front Yard
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: 32. Jazz Records
Original Release Date: 4/28/1998
Release Date: 4/28/1998
Album Type: Box set
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Africa, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 604123205924

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During the last half century, Yusef Lateef has successively reinvented himself as a swing-era tenor, world-music pioneer, and orchestral composer. Now 32 Jazz has reissued the cream of his Atlantic recordings on The Man with the Big Front Yard. This three-disc set offers a superb look at Lateef's quick-change artistry. A cut like "Kongsberg" finds the saxophonist in a hard-bop mood, leading an able quartet through his own gospel-flavored composition. Elsewhere Lateef deploys a bigger, funkier ensemble--indeed, the 1969 sessions originally issued as Yusef Lateef's Detroit feature percolating performances by the likes of pianist Eric Gale and Bernard Purdie. And a delicate arrangement of "Come Sunday," which spotlights the leader's flute alongside Kermit Moore's cello, anticipates the chamber music that this protean artist would produce throughout the 1970s. --James Marcus