Click on the link here for Audio Player – Yusef Lateef Quartet – Live at Montreux 1970 – Radio Suisse Romande – Espace 2
Lateef was one of the first Jazz musicians to explore Eastern music and fold those influences into his own work. A pivotal and influential musician, Lateef’s blending of Eastern and Western sounds made a huge impression on John Coltrane during Coltrane’s free jazz period.
In addition to his pioneering work as a musician, Dr. Lateef has been a widely respected educator and author, and thankfully, he is still very much with us and continues to be active.
Here he is in July of 1970 – a legendary musician at a legendary festival,
(note: there is some bleed-through from a tape being re-wound – this showed up on the broadcast and may be from the original session. Fortunately, it only lasts about a minute and isn’t that distracting, but I thought I’d let you know anyway).
- Interpretations Season 25: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (avantmusicnews.com)
- Yusef lateef: Prayer To The East (1958, Savoy MG 12117) (analogjazz.wordpress.com)