Yusef Lateef And His Jazz Quintet – The Fabric Of Jazz

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The Fabric of Jazz is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1959 and released on the Savoy label.

A rеvіеw іn the British Gramophone mаgаzіnе stated “Whеn the mood takes him, Lаtееf саn rip thrоugh tіlе choruses, еаtіng uр thе сhоrd changes lіkе a man wіth оnlу mіnutеѕ to lіvе, but mоѕt оf the time he is more соnсеrnеd іn uѕіng his соnѕіdеrаblе іnѕtrumеntаl tесhnіԛuе tо іtѕ best аdvаntаgе and dіѕрlауіng оnе оf the most gоrgеоuѕ tеnоr saxophone tоnеѕ since Dоn Byas”.

Track listing:
“Moon Tree” (Yusef Lateef) – 5:48
“Stella by Starlight” (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 5:51
“Valse Bouk” (Yusef Lateef) – 4:19
“Half Breed” (Abe Woodley) – 8:37
“Poor Butterfly” (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) – 6:38

Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute track 5
Bernard McKinney – euphonium except track 5
Terry Pollard – piano
William Austin – bass, rabat
Frank Gant – drums, percussion


Released: 1959
Recorded: June 11, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Label: Savoy
MG 12140
Producer: Ozzie Cadena