Yusef Lateef – Jazz ‘Round the World

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Jazz ‘Round the World is an album by American jazz multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef featuring performances recorded in 1963 for the Impulse! label.

The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny stated: “Yusef Lateef’s first Impulse! date Jazz ‘Round the World anticipates the emerging vogue for global music with a series of impassioned interpretations of traditional ethnic folk songs… Lateef proves that while music may indeed reign as the universal language, some speakers are far more fluent and eloquent than others”.

Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bassoon, oboe, shenai[3]
Richard Williams – trumpet
Hugh Lawson – piano
Ernie Farrow – bass
Lex Humphries – drums

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 19 & 20, 1963