Yusef Lateef

Archives of Jazz, Vol. 2

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Originally recorded for the Charlie Parker label and reissued on a budget LP, this quintet session matches the great Yusef Lateef (doubling on tenor and flute) with some obscure players (trumpeter Vincent Pitts, pianist John Hormon, bassist Ray McKinley, and George Scott or Clifford Jarvis on drums). The performances are generally pretty straightahead with six Lateef originals (including "Outside Blues" and "Trudy's Delight") played along with two of Parker's tunes. The overall results are not essential but comprise a fine outing.