Yusef Lateef Little Symphony

Little Symphony
1 rating
SALE: 99¢
List Price: $12.97
You Save: $11.98 (92% Off)
Special Pricing: One per customer, per order.
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  COL 6186
Brand New

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: Atlantic 81757 (1987)

Description by OLDIES.com:

Percussion augments various flutes and saxophones to form an expressive jazz "symphony" with four movements on this tour-de-force Atlantic recording.


  • 1.1St Movement: Larghissimo
  • 2.2Nd Movement: Andante
  • 3.3Rd Movement: Moderato
  • 4.4Th Movement: Presto

Product Description:

Solo performer: Yusef Lateef (soprano & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, bamboo flute, keyboards, percussion).
Recorded at Moonstar Media, Shutesbury, Massachussetts in June 1987.
Originally released on Atlantic (81757).
Always trying new and untested musical ideas, Yusef Lateef sets out on this recording date to create a tapestry of music that pulls both from jazz's rich history of improvisation and spontaneity, and classical music's structural contrivances. Lateef is heard alone on this recording, overdubbing each track himself. He plays a variety of instruments including reeds, flutes, and such obscurities as a shannie, gourdophone, kalangu, water drum, and percussive sitar.
Despite this, this album is largely driven by now-dated Casio and Ensoniq Mirage keyboards. Made in 1987, this music reflects the technology of the time. Nonetheless, YUSEF LATEEF'S LITTLE SYMPHONY is imaginative and, at times, quite moving. In particular, Lateef's rich, legato flute playing soars beautifully over the often-thick patina of chords and sound effects. Structured into four movements, this is a provocative album from a musician who dedicated his career to change and musical freedom.
Collectables Records
$2.98 Clearance CDs
99¢ CD Sale

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Get Email Alerts for Yusef Lateef

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 627
  • UPC: 090431618622
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

$2.98 Clearance CDs:

99¢ CD Sale:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)