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Boomkat Product Review:
A previously unreleased live club performance from the brilliant multi-instrumentalist whose mixing of Jazz and Eastern music was a great influence on some of Jazz’s finest, including John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. Back in vogue and massively influential on the current new wave of Jazz coming out of LA and London.
"Most of the repertoire played comes from Lateef’s seminal works 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 - a kind of oboe - on ‘Blues For The Orient’, the xun - a Chinese flute - on ‘Song Of Delilah’ and tenor saxophone on ‘Yusef’s Mood’.
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."