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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef
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Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston, October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used a number of non-western instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto. He is known for having been an innovator in the blending of jazz with "Eastern" music. Peter Keepnews, in his New York Times obituary of Lateef, wrote that the musician "played world music before world music had a name."
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http://www.yuseflateef.com
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Releases on file (3)
Yusef Lateef / Adam Rudolph — Towards  the Unknown Yusef Lateef / Adam Rudolph — Towards the Unknown
(Meta 011, 2010, CD)
Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph — Beyond the Sky Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph — Beyond the Sky
(Meta 005, 2000, CD)
Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph — The World at Peace - Music for 12 Musicians Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph — The World at Peace - Music for 12 Musicians
(Meta 753, 1997, 2CD)

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