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This fantastic collection comprises Tristano's most progressive recordings including the long out of print 'Descent Into The Maelstrom' that is considered to be a landmark in Jazz.
Yusef Lateef is a Grammy award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, author, educator and philosopher who has been a major force on the international musical scene for more than six decades. He is universally acknowledged as one of the great living masters and innovators in the African-American tradition of autophysiopsychic music (that which comes from one’s spiritual, physical and emotional self).
As a virtuoso on a broad spectrum of reed instruments-tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, argol, sarewa, and taiwan koto- Yusef Lateef has introduced delightful new sounds and blends of tone colours to audiences all over the world. Yusef Lateef is known for his innovative blending of eastern music with American jazz, paving the way for the likes of John Coltrane who would open up this musical territory in the sixties.
An exciting and adventurous addition to any jazz collection, this compilation features selections from the startlingly original Savoy albums Jazz Moods and Prayer To The East that established Yusef Lateef's reputation. This is music decades ahead of his time. Light, melodic, eclectic, this style is very much for the modern ear and remains full of possibility.
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