Release Date: 04 November 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Yusef Lateef Live at Ronnie Scott’s, 15th January 1966 Limited 180gram Mono Vinyl LP
Previously unreleased live club performance from Yusef Lateef, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist whose mixing of jazz and Eastern music was a great influence on some of the finest musicians including John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders.
Accompanied at Ronnie Scott’s by the house band of pianist Stan Tracey, double bassist Rick Laird and drummer Bill Eyden, the repertoire played comes from Lateef’s earlier recordings for Savoy and Prestige such as Jazz Moods and Eastern Sounds. Lateef plays flute on The Dreamer and Last Night Blues (it was the last night of the run). He plays the shenai on Blues from The Orient, the xun - a Chinese flute - on Song of Delilah, and tenor sax on Yusef’s Mood.
The evening’s performance was recorded by Les Tomkins at the request of Ronnie Scott. The musicians were unaware they were being recorded as Scott believed they would be at their best and most unselfconscious this way. This record was mastered at Gearbox Records directly from the original 1/4” tapes.
Cut on Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Maselec master control and equalisation.
Side One: 1.Angel Eyes (9:19), 2.Blues From The Orient (6:51), 3.Song Of Delilah (4:41)
Side Two: 1.Last Night Blues (9:56), 2.Yusef’s Mood (10:44)