The Jazz Show Episode July 11, 2016

Multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef: "Before Dawn"

9:02pm - 12:25am

This once rare recording is a fine document of tenor saxophonist/flutist/composer Yusef Lateef. It is a tight band and well rehearsed and together. At the time all these men were based in Detroit and came to New York to record for the Savoy label and this album for Verve Records. It is a great example of Yusef Lateef's tunes and a pleasure to hear young Curtis Fuller in trombone, Hugh Lawson (an underrated master) on piano, Ernie Farrow on bass and a teenaged Louis Hayes on drums. Seven of the eight tunes are by Yusef Lateef and they explore a wide variety of moods. The final tune is a classic by Charlie Parker. "Before Dawn" is a fine experience in timeless Jazz and one of Yusef Lateef's early triumphs.

Track Listing:

Soul Stirrin'
Bennie Green · Soul Stirrin'
Passion
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Love Is Eternal
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Pike's Pealk
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Open Strings
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Before Dawn
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Twenty-Five Minute Blues
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Chanhe,Chang,Chang
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Constellation
Yusef Lateef · Before Dawn
Summer
Phil Dwyer · Changing Seasons
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Seamus Blake · Let's call The Whole Thing Off
Limehouse Blues
Seamus Blake · Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
The Touch of Your Lips
Joe Coughlin · Saloon Standard
You Must Believe In Sprin
Joe Coughlin · Saloon Standard
Young and Foolish
Joe Coughlin · Saloon Standard
Gene Structure Ramble
Lee Gagnon · Jazzzzzzz!
Rybo-Nucleic Rhumba
Lee Gagnon · Jazzzzzzz!
Tonk
Cory Weeds · Let's Go!
Not So Solid
Cory Weeds · Let's Go!
Ooshekeelala
Herbie Spanier · Anthology
Buzzin' Around
Jack McDuff · Brother Jack McDuff Meets The Boss
Soul Stirrin'
Bennie Green · Soul Stirrin'