Yusef Lateef 's music Nubian Lady - Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant the early '70s commands large doses of both appeal and skepticism. At a time when funk and fusion were merging with the intensely volatile and distrustful mood of the U. Kenny Barron 's Fender Rhodes electric piano is also a sign of the times, an entry point introducing him to the contemporary jazz scene, and on that point alone is historically relevant.
While inconsistent and at times uneven, there's more to praise than damn in the grooves and unique musicianship he offers with this small ensemble of focused and singular-minded players. The similar-sounding "Jungle Plum" is more danceable, simpler, and less attractive. While "Aftican Song" is also in this vein, it is less about the continent in the title as it is reflective of the Chris Doria - Movin On EP, and a slower number.
This recording was produced in the middle of Lateef 's commercial crossroads phase that started with the Atlantic label issue Yusef Lateef's Detroit in and ended in with the CTI release Autophysiopsychic. Nubian Lady - Yusef Lateef - The Gentle Giant these tracks are potent reminders of how jazz was willfully being manipulated by the record companies -- Creed Taylor in particular -- this album is clear evidence of how great a musician Yusef Lateef was, but not in the context of his best music.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All March to the Scaffold - Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique Op.14. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Styles Hard Bop. Recording Date July 5, - July 6, Dreamy Sentimental. Track Listing. Nubian Lady. Kenny Barron. Yusef Lateef. Lowland Lullabye. Hey Jude. Jungle Plum. The Poor Fishermen.
African Song. Queen of the Night. Below Yellow Bell. Nubian Lady Kenny Barron. Lowland Lullabye Traditional. Spotify Amazon. Jungle Plum Kenny Barron. The Poor Fishermen Yusef Lateef. African Song Kenny Barron. Queen of the Night Yusef Lateef. Below Yellow Bell Yusef Lateef.
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