The Jazz Show Episode October 12, 2009

Broadcast on 12-Oct-2009

9:00pm - 12:00am

This fine recording was made just a few days before multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef joined the renowned Cannonball Adderley group expanding it's size to a sextet. "Into Something" done for Prestige/New Jazz was a straight forward date with none of the exotic effects and instruments that Lateef used on previous outings. The first three tunes feature the huge toned Lateef tenor saxophone with just bass (Herman Wright) and drums(Elvin Jones) ala Sonny Rollins. Next up, piano great Barry Harris joins the trio making it a foursome and Lateef switches to flute for a fine interpretation of "I'll Remember April" then to oboe for a slow blues dedicated to his young son Rasheed. He returns to the tenor for the final two tunes, the beautiful ballad made famous by Billie Holiday, "You've Changed" and a final Lateef original called "P Bouk". You will find many profound moments in this rather unpretentious session because each of these gentlemen are Jazz masters.

Track Listing:

The Longest Day
Norma Winstone/ · Live in Edmonton
Tiger Rag
Art Tatum · First Recordings
St. Louis Blues
Sophisticated Lady
Tea For Two
Ballad of Thelonious
Carmen McRae · The Great American
Thelonious Monk · Solo
Thelonious Monk · First Recordings
Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk · First Trio Recordings
Well, You Needn't
Off Minor
Wee See
Thelonious Monk · Monk's Quintet
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Thelonious Monk · Monk's Trio
Blue Monk
Art Blakey plus Monk · The Jazz Messengers
When You're Smiling
Water Pistol
Koko's Tune
I'll Remember April
You've Changed
P Bouk.