Yusef Lateef's Detroit
Pick up every Yusef Lateef record you can find. And, as long as I'm giving you orders, leave some comments! Man, since I stopped posting Bollywood, this place has become a ghost town. Well, I've got two tracks from Yusef Lateef's Detroit for you. First is a track called "Bishop School." It's the opening track of the album and comes out punching! Just listen to that rhythm section! Obviously you can't go wrong when you've got such heavy hitters as Ray Baretto on conga, "Tootie" Heath on percussion, AND Bernard Purdie on drums! Then, you've got Yusef going off on the scat vocals towards the end.
The second track is called "Eastern Market" and once again has a powerful rhythm punctuated by Pretty Purdie's licks. Yusef lays down some beautiful flute on top of it all before he starts spreading the word of the produce for sale at the market. Embarrassingly, I first heard this song on MF Doom's "Who You Think I Am?" which I've also included. But, it wasn't like I went out searching for Doom's sample for the track. It was one of those pleasant surprises when you put on an old jazz record and realize, "Hey, that's where that came from..." Oh, and leave some comments.
Bishop School by Yusef Lateef from Yusef Lateef's Detroit
Eastern Market by Yusef Lateef from Yusef Lateef's Detroit
Who You Think I Am? by MF Doom from Doomsday