In Nigeria

Yusef Lateef

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In Nigeria Review

by Scott Yanow

Yusef Lateef had been a musical giant for three decades when this album came out, his first recording in several years. Unfortunately the emphasis here is on setting introspective moods and there is little development in the improvisations. Lateef (on tenor, flutes and vocals) is joined by five African percussionists and a variety of vocalists (including himself) and, despite good intentions, this session is quite forgettable.

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