YUSEF LATEEF - THE GENTLE GIANT

YUSEF LATEEF

THE GENTLE GIANT

1LP

The Gentle Giant is an great Souljazz album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1970 and 1971. Backing up Lateef are seasoned Jazz players like Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey, Albert Heath and Ray Bryant. This is a prime example of a post-Bitches Brew, pre-Weather Report/Headhunters Jazz album that put Lateef in many respects to the forefront of the Fusion movement.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl 
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Catalog # : MOVLP1160Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2014-09-01
Barcode : 8718469536405Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1971 

Side A

1. Nubian Lady
2. Lowland Lullabye
3. Hey Jude

Side B

1. Jungle Plum
2. The Poor Fishermen
3. African Song
4. Queen Of The Night
5. Below Yellow Bell

The Gentle Giant is an great Souljazz album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1970 and 1971. Backing up Lateef are seasoned Jazz players like Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey, Albert Heath and Ray Bryant, guaranteing a well defined album that offers an insight in his unique musicianship with a small ensemble of focused and singular-minded players.

At a time when funk and fusion were merging with the intensely volatile and distrustful mood of the U.S., Lateef's brand of Detroit Soul evolved from his earlier Hard Bop Jazz and World music innovations. The Gentle Giant is an appropriate title, as Lateef's levitational flute looms large over the Rhythm & Blues beats central to the equation. Kenny Barron's Fender Rhodes electric piano is also a sign of the times.

This is a prime example of a post-Bitches Brew, pre-Weather Report/Headhunters Jazz album that put Lateef in many respects to the forefront of the Fusion movement.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl