Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds: OJC Series



1961's Eastern Sounds, which marked Yusef Lateef's sixteenth album, skillfully fuses influences of Middle Eastern and Asian music with the popular hard-bop sounds of the day. Exploratory yet highly accessible to mainstream audiences, the album offers an array of unique musical textures. In a testament to his talent, Lateef can be heard performing the tenor saxophone, oboe, flute and a Chinese xun (an ancient globular flute). Accompanying him is pianist Barry Harris, drummer Lex Humphries and bassist Ernie Farrow, who also performs the rubab – an Afghani lute-like instrument.

Original Jazz Classic Series Reissue of Yusef Lateef's Eastern Sounds on 180g LP. Cut from the Original Master Tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and Pressed at RTI.