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January 24, 2014 Options
To Bro. Yusef A. Lateef, in peace:
Program Four
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Sonny Red  'Teef   Options Breezing
(Jazzland 1960)
Grant Green  Blues in Maude's Flat   Options Grantstand
(Blue Note 1961)
Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers  Mighty Burner   Options The Love I've Been Looking For
(Atlantic 1971)
Ray Bryant  Stick With It   Options MCMLXX
(Atlantic 1970)

Talkover Music:
Rubén Gonzáles 
Tumbao   Options Introducing...Rubén González
(World Circuit/Nonesuch )

Charles Mingus  Half-Mast Inhibition   Options Pre Bird
(Mercury 1960)
Yusef Lateef  Love Dance   Options Prayer to the East
(Savoy 1957)
Yusef Lateef & Belmondo  Suite Overtime: Part 2 - Metaphor   Options Influence
(B Flat 2005)

Talkover Music:
The Soul Brothers 
Fiddler on the Roof   Options Hot Shot
(Studio One 1967)

Yusef Laeef  K.C. Shuffle
Oatsy Doatsy (1)
Soul's Bakery
Lunceford Prance
Rockhouse
Oatsy Doatsy (2)
In the Still of the Night
Superfine   Options
Part of the Search
(Atlantic 1974)

Talkover Music:
Thelonious Monk 
Introspection   Options Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Recordings 1962-1968
(Columbia 1965)

Yusef Lateef  Eboness   Options The Diverse Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1969)
Yusef Lateef  From Within   Options The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef
(Riverside 1962)
Yusef Lateef  In a Little Spanish Town ('Twas on a Night Like This)   Options The Doctor Is in...And Out
(Atlantic 1976)
Yusef Lateef  Plaque Party and Compassion Violation (Parlando)   Options Cantata
(YAL 1995)
Yusef Lateef  Palette   Options A Gift
(YAL 2000)
Yusef Lateef  Belle Isle   Options Yusef Lateef's Detroit
(Atlantic 1969)

Talkover Music:
Bud Powell 
Comin' Up   Options The Scene Changes
(Blue Note 1958)

Yusef Lateef  Second Movement: Transmutation   Options The African-American Epic Suite
(Act 1993)
Yusef Lateef  1984   Options 1984
(Impulse! 1965)

Talkover Music:
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Dead Dog in the Street   Options Buck Jump
(Mammoth 1999)

Yusef Lateef  The Plum Blossom   Options Eastern Sounds
(Moodsville 1961)
Yusef Lateef  But Beautiful   Options 10 Years Hence
(Atlantic 1974)
Yusef Lateef  Like It Is   Options The Blue Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1968)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 8:57am duke:

Let the fun begin.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 8:59am Doug Schulkind:

No beach balls are allowed on the field during broadcast.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 8:59am listener james from westwood:

i hear percussion, so i must be in the right place! good friday, doug and all!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:01am Jeff Golick:

...and the getting on down has begun!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

Those drums are my "dog whistle" calling all Drummersomers home. Good morning Listener James!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:01am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

How do you get down off a horse, Jeff Golick?
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:02am ga01:

Morning!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:02am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for getting up, ndbob!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:02am duke:

You get down off a goose.
     Fri. 1/24/14 9:03am Maggie B.:

was that a dog whistle?
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:03am Doug Schulkind:

Howdy ga01, nice to see you here!

Thank you duke!

MAGGIE!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:05am Jeff Golick:

Beat me to it, @duke.

And by "beat me to it," I mean remembered that punchline, which I had no chance of actually recalling.

I always imagine Doug scrambling around madly searching for vinyl during this music...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:08am Doug Schulkind:

Jeez, my voice sounds like shit. I'm not sure I'd actually spoken yet this morning till just now. Sorry folks.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:09am Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
I was madly scrambling some eggs about 30 minutes ago. Maybe that's what your antennae were picking up.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:12am Jeff Golick:

What do I know, I'm just a yolkel.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:12am Doug Schulkind:

Sonny Red (Kyner) ~ alto sax
Blue Mitchell ~ trumpet
"The University of the Piano" Mr Barry Harris ~ piano
Bob Cranshaw ~ bass
Al "Tootie" or "Kuumba" Heath ~ drums

Yusef ~ tenor sax
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

When a drummer has two different nicknames, look the fuck out!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:18am Goyim in the AM:

Technically speaking, it's a Doug whistle.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:19am Matt F:

Y'know, this Grant Green track is a recent favorite from a Blue Note V/A comp of funky organ stuff that I've been listening to a bunch at work, but I never looked at the personnel listing and didn't know it was Yusef playing on it. Huzzah!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:19am Doug Schulkind:

@Goyim in the AM
That got me salivating. Woof!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:19am Doug Schulkind:

Organist here is (not yet "Brother") Jack McDuff.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:20am Doug Schulkind:

Cousin Matt!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:21am Jeff Golick:

My bagel just turned into grits.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:21am Jeff Golick:

Greasy grits.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:22am Rich in Washington:

Hola, Senor Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:23am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for getting up oily, Rich in Washington!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:26am holland oats:

drumma peoples friday!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:27am Rich in Washington:

Well, oily to bed - oily to rise.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:28am Gary:

Gives new meaning to "rise and shine"
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:28am Doug Schulkind:

I am generally not a huge fan of jazz guitar (I am even less a fan of categories like "Jazz guitar"), but sometimes I am.

Like Omar on The Wire, I prefer my holland oats of the honey nut variety.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:29am listener james from westwood:

sweet sweet sounds for copyediting and fact-checking.
::doug heads out for honey nut cheerios in bathrobe, terrified neighbor drops g-pack out window::
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:29am Doug Schulkind:

The audio for this Clarence Wheeler track is crappy. Do NOT adjust your equipment.

Also, on this Clarence Wheeler record, Yusef is performing under his occasional pseudonym "Joe Gentle" (which is an English translation from Arabic of "Yusef Lateef").
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:31am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings Gary!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:31am Jeff Golick:

[unsuccessfully fighting the urge not to go here]
doug: you might dig the D:O marathon premium this year
[feels dirty]
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:31am Gary:

Joe Gentle suddenly reminded me of this, from my childhood: www.imdb.com...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:32am Holly in NC:

Morning! Not really here, unfortunately :-( Will try & check in later. Curious about tooth decay.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:32am Artie:

Not with it, but with you.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:33am Doug Schulkind:

All of the programs on GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO are doing marathon premiums this year. Even Gary Sullivan who only just started his show two weeks. Even Kenzo who just put his show on hiatus until after the marathon. I am wowed by all the GTDR premiums this year.

If you are on WFMU's (snail)mailing list, keep your eyes on the mailbox for a marathon brochure with descriptions.

Well HELLO to not really HOLLY!

And HELLO to really ARTIE!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:34am Doug Schulkind:

@Gary
I was more of a "Flipper" guy than a "Gentle Ben" guy. And of course, well all just mocked "Lassie."
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:36am still b/p:

Good morning.

Temp. - 2

Remember the kid gross-out song:
Greeeeeeat big greasy grimy golick grits...?
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

Now "Mr. Ed" was high art.

...Yusef is billed as "Joe Gentle" on this Ray Bryant LP, too. The first time that pseudonym was used was on Jimmy Scott's album "The Source," I believe.

Welcome aboard still b/p! Pittsburgh's got you beat by 2 degrees.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:39am Doug Schulkind:

Coming next:

Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...Epic Mingus joyride alert...
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:40am Uncle Michael:

You and Yusef been killin' it again this morning, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:46am doca:

Hey, Doug and all!

@Gary: not only your blog has been assassinated, but also Monrak Plengthai. I hope there's a way to solve it.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:47am Doug Schulkind:

I aim to kill us all, Uncle Michael (but not until after your show).

Hello doca! OH NO! Not Monrakplengthai! Fucking horrible.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:48am Gary:

Yeah, Peter thought maybe it was just maintenance, but I'm worried for him at this point.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:48am Gary:

PREEBIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<-----------[sorry]
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:49am Doug Schulkind:

And of course dear friend Jillem, who has had more Internet blog lives than all of us put together, is down once again. His latest incarnation, Renousha, got wiped earlier this week.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:50am doca:

@Doug: My reaction was the same.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:51am doca:

I just thought it: maybe the GTD djs could do a marathon premium in which they all burned a MP3 DVD or something of their favorite blogs (just a suggestion)
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:53am Doug Schulkind:

@doca
I would love to do/receive that kind of premium. Maybe for next year's marathon.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:57am Doug Schulkind:

Alice Coltrane's half-brother Ernie Farrow on bass here.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 9:58am Brian in UK:

Hey up, Boss. Arf.
New word description. Lassitude - The dogs eaten your slippers again.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

Hello Slipperless Brian in UK!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:02am Gary:

Hey Doug, I don't think I've been to Renousha. Is the site itself still up? Would love to take a look, even if the files are no longer accessible, assuming the site itself is still live
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:04am Doug Schulkind:

85-year-old Yusef is playing here with French brothers Lionel and Stéphane Belmondo. Added together, the two brothers' ages were still younger.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:05am Doug Schulkind:

@Gary
a) I misspelled it. It is Reneshoua

b) Sadly, no. reneshoua.blogspot.com
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:09am Gary:

Argh. Sad. And scary.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:11am Stanley:

Hi Doug. Beavering away here but listening.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:12am doca:

This Tribute CD is like those Elliott Carter centenary celebrations, in which Carter himself took part
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:16am listener james from westwood:

take two more hours of lateef and call me in the morning. better than penicillin or chicken soup.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:21am Doug Schulkind:

Stanely, re: "Beavering" I am tempted to say "Too much information." But otherwise hello!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:23am Uncle Michael:

This sure reminds me of "Rockhouse."
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:26am SeanG:

Swingin Hard! Hola all!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:27am listener james from westwood:

mark me down as a total fan of faux-radio-broadcast albums. esp. if the cuts are mastered to sound like they're coming from an AM radio.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:28am Doug Schulkind:

Bienvenu, SeanG!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:29am Doug Schulkind:

Good ears, Listener James.

I remember fretting for hours over which LP to bring with me to get Yusef's autograph. I have no idea why, out of so so many, I selected this one.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:30am Uncle Michael:

Because it wasn't a cutout?
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:30am Uncle Michael:

I remember you saying you bought Peaches out of their cutouts.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:32am Doug Schulkind:

I it's a cutout alright.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:32am ndbob:

wow - quite an interesting "in the still of the night" there
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:33am Brian in UK:

Anything Sun Ra can do...............
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:35am listener james from westwood:

w00t! my ears did not lie! my left big toe lies all the time, but not my ears!
  Fri. 1/24/14 10:39am evan also in nc:

Thanks again for making me a YL convert, Doug. You may have already discussed this, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on why he's not among the names that even non-jazz folks know. Over the last few weeks, I keep wondering why I knew of Miles and Trane for so long before I came across this guy. His catalogue is at least as varied, interesting, and accessible (and swings as elegantly) as theirs. I don’t get it.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:45am Brian in UK:

There are only so many can be at the top of the popularity tree, no matter how great their skills some are happy to remain grazing in the sun on the lower slopes.
  Fri. 1/24/14 10:50am evan also in nc:

Well said, Brian. It sure makes me pity the version of myself that exists in an alternate reality in which I missed Doug's first Yusef tribute show. Poor guy!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:50am Gary:

This is great
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

@evan also in nc
Great to hear from you! Speaking selfishly, I have always had a love/hate relationship with Yusef's relative obscurity, despite his prolific output and amazing longevity. I hated that he wasn't revered on a wider scale and loved (the selfish part) that I had this sort of private knowledge of a unknown genius.

Why he actually wasn't better known/popular is open to discussion. Part of the story is that he just kept changing and thus alienating any particular audience he may have been developing at any given time. In the late '50s, he was being promoted as an "exotic" player because of all the strange instruments. In the '60s, he gained "legitimacy" through playing with Mingus and Cannonball Adderley, and on dozens of straight-ahead records as a sideman. In the '70s, he released all these crazy, soulful, funkified records on Atlantic that turned off all the mainstream folks. In the '80s release two disco-tinged records on CTI (wich I adore) turning off even the Atlantic converts, then he moved to Nigeria and was out of the public ear. When he came back, he was into electronic music and tape manipulations. His music got labeled "New Age" (he even won a grammy in the New Age category) and that turned off many more — even me, I have to say, somewhat. Then, in the '90s, he formed his own record label and starting doing projects that were all over the map. Some worked better than others, but they all sounded like him. By this time, I think those like me who were committed to be along for the ride, were going to love it. Others I think just lost interest/knowledge of what he was doing. Which is sad, because even into his 90s, he was making brilliant, passionate music.

Later in this show I will play the encore from his last ever public performance, in April 2013.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:52am duke:

@evan also in nc from what I've read Yusef didn't like the term jazz and he explored many styles of music, including what could be called world music and new age (although it still sounds like jazz)
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 10:53am duke:

doug said it better
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 10:53am Dead Mime Walking:

Read an interview with Hal Willner recently in which he was talking about being in the room for this recording. I believe he said Dorn copped that "Watson, the needle" sample from an old Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes show. One of my absolute favorite Yusef tracks, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:00am Doug Schulkind:

@Dead Mime Walking
Willner was Joel Dorn's assistant back then, yes? Hal once told me a story about Yusef. Hal was the producer of the short-lived NBC show "Night Music" that came on after Saturday Night Live. The show was famous for bringing on a freeform array of musical guests. They would each have their song or two, then at the end of the show, they would all play together.

Well Hal had booked Yusef Lateef for one of these shows. Yusef came down to New York and went through the various rehearsals and such, but when he found out the show was sponsored by Michelob and that the Michelob logo was all over the show, he backed out and went back to Massachusetts.

As a devout Muslim (of the Ahmadiyya sect), he had forsworn alcohol. At some point in the 1980s he stopped performing in clubs that served alcohol and this was just being consistent with those beliefs.

I respect his decision, but DAMMMIT!!! if Yusef had popped up on that show I would've freaked out so good.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:00am Brian in UK:

I can never get out my head that it is Cannonball not Nat 'Cannibal' Adderley. From a quintet to a quartet.
  Fri. 1/24/14 11:02am evan also in nc:

Thanks for the help, Doug. I guess he really did venture farther afield than most folks, even the ones considered pioneers.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:11am Doug Schulkind:

Well, Brian in UK, at least Cannibal didn't eat his own brother Nat who was in the band.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:14am Brian in UK:

Ooops. Thanks for the subtle correction, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:18am Gary:

Sweet suite
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:19am northguineahills:

Ahh, Kurt played "In a Little Spanish Town" the Friday after Yusef passed.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:19am Dead Mime Walking:

@Doug Damn! That show sounds mind popping though. Who else performed on it? And yes, Willner was Dorn's assistant at that time.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:21am Jeff Golick:

@DMW
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:22am doca:

Cannbibal Adderley would be a great name for a B movie character
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:26am Uncle Michael:

my mid morning miso mug makes me mellow
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:27am Doug Schulkind:

@DMW
I've been Googling to find a list of artists. Here is a short one: Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Carla Bley, Bootsy Collins, Pharoah Sanders, Leonard Cohen, Henry Rollins, Al Green, Sun Ra, and Mary Margaret O'Hara, Diamanda Galás... I believe Sonic Youth appeared on the show and many other rock acts as well. The end performance of each show had all these disparate artists playing a tune together. Amazing.

The one drawback of the show was that the host was David Sanborn. That wouldn't have horrible by itself, but he had to play on the show every week and was always a prominent part of the ending scene. It seemed foolish to take up precious time with David Sanborn when there were all those amazing artists. Just saying.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:28am Doug Schulkind:

Speaking of Uncle Michael:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Uncle Michael is up next here on the Drummer Stream with Hinky Dinky Time live from Topeka, Kansas. You can join the playlist page conversation for his show here: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:30am Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Doug.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:33am Uncle Michael:

Funny Doug should mention Hook 'n Sling...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:33am Goyim in the AM:

Was a regular viewer of Night Music, and was very often pleasantly surprised by the quality of Sanborn's playing -- especially when he was playing out. He played a fine solo, if I recall correctly, with Sonic Youth on "I Wanna Be Your Dog".
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:34am listener james from westwood:

QB schulkind calling an audible! "omaha omaha!"
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:35am Dead Mime Walking:

man oh man this show seems perfect for a collector's edition dvd rerelease
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:35am Goyim in the AM:

I think there are unauthorized DVDs out there...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:36am Gary:

Very lovely track
  Fri. 1/24/14 11:36am evan also in nc:

this track is my vote for most perfect title/song pairing. that's exactly what a plum blossom sounds like!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:37am earrie:

Just amazed by the range of pieces Lateef played on. Fluid.
Really appreciate these shows, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:38am Doug Schulkind:

@Goyim in the AM
There was absolutely nothing "wrong" with Sanborn. I am introducing my own biases that need to be softened. At the time, I just kept thinking "move him outta the way and let me see the guests."

@LJFW
Bless you.

@Dead Mime Walking
Maybe I should re-record the show again with an less hoarse host.

Plum Blossom comes from "Eastern Sounds" which was release on Prestige Records' exotica and sountracks sublabel. On this record, Yusef alto performs the themes from "Spartacus" and "The Robe."

And this is Ernie Farrow on the rebat!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:39am Doug Schulkind:

@earrie
Your comment is heartfilling.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

You'd think by now the auto-correct on WFMU's playlist entry system would stop telling me to fix "Yusef" and "Lateef."
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:44am Doug Schulkind:

If you were to ask me what live concert, if any in human history, I could have attended, it would probably be #1 the famous Massey Hall Concert (Bird, Diz, Max, Powell, Mingus) in 1952 and #2 Yusef live at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco, 1974. The live dates that provided the tracks for this record, "10 Years Hence."
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:45am Jeff Golick:

Yusef had a heavy 1984 thing going on, it seems?
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:45am Doug Schulkind:

What about you, dear listeners?
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:45am Uncle Michael:

I'm going to have to find out if Uncle Jim was at *both* of your dream concerts.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:46am Jeff Golick:

Ornette at the Five Spot.
Monk at the Five Spot.
Dolphy/Booker at the Five Spot.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:46am Jeff Golick:

Trane at Birdland.
Trane at Vanguard.
Trane at Birdland Again.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:47am Jeff Golick:

Miles in Japan (60s ed.)
Miles in Japan (70s ed.)
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:47am Doug Schulkind:

That's right, UM! I forgot you told me he was at Massey Hall.

@Jeff Golick
You've always had a five-track mind.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:47am Uncle Michael:

Christmas at the Patty...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:48am Jeff Golick:

Dylan's '65 UK tour...
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:49am Uncle Michael:

And he's lived in S.F since Oberlin...and '74 was around the time he was producing the Sun Ra film.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:50am Jeff Golick:

(That Rite of Spring riot must've been a fun scene, too.)
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:50am Doug Schulkind:

I often say that this record, "10 Years Hence," is my favorite Yusef record. Maybe it's just because it's a 2-record set so you get MORE. Quantity is quality.

But also, because it's a live performance and the musician/audience interaction is thrilling to me. Very few live recordings capture the audience reaction/participation as organically and genuinely as this record does. Produced by Joel Dorn...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:50am earrie:

My curiosity would drive me in a pile of different directions...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:51am Doug Schulkind:

Then I think, "The Blue Yusef Lateef" is my fave.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:52am listener james from westwood:

must sally forth for lunch. a treasure of a show, doug; looking forward to catching a good chunk of hinky dinky time upon my return!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:52am Doug Schulkind:

Uncle Michael, we should get Uncle Jim to do a show on the stream.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:54am Doug Schulkind:

What human emotion ISN'T expressed in this tenor solo?
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:54am Uncle Michael:

I could ask him to suggest a guest playlist.
  Fri. 1/24/14 11:54am evan also in nc:

I'd like to have been there when the woman started dancing to that crazy Paul Gonsalves solo at Newport.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:54am Jeff Golick:

Has there ever been a box set devoted to Lateef, Doug? Along the lines of the Ornette Atlantic box?
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:55am Uncle Michael:

Trouble is, it would wind up being more D:O than HDT.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:56am Jeff Golick:

Uh, more D:O is fine w me!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:57am Uncle Michael:

I know. :)
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:57am Brian in UK:

Sometimes we favour what players represent as much as what they play. Does that make sense?
Thanks for letting us be indulged, Doug.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:57am Uncle Michael:

Though, he is the guy that originally got me playing stuff like Blossom Dearie and Slim and Slam on my shows , as well...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:58am northguineahills:

Awesome Doug. Only one more week! *sniff*
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:58am ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:58am Gary:

Thank you for the fabulous show, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:58am earrie:

This concert poster for The Supremes at the Lincoln Center in 1965 made it an historical-wonder for me. ecx.images-amazon.com...
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:58am Uncle Michael:

Thanks Doug...see you all in the next room...
wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 11:59am Doug Schulkind:

@evan also in nc
My god yes. And speaking of Newport, Anita O'Day's heroin-driven greatness on stage (though that was captured on film, so that covered it.)

@Jeff Golick
When Joel Dorn had his own label (called 32 Records) for awhile in the late '90s/early '00s he was putting out reissues of LPs he had produced for Atlantic (and that Atlantic had no interest in). He put out a four-CD set called "The Man With the Big Front Yard." In those liner notes, he called me the world's authority on Yusef Lateef records. Jesus, that still makes me tremble.
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:59am ndbob:

for a live concert I'd pick the first performance of Beethoven's ninth
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 11:59am duke:

Thanks doug
  Fri. 1/24/14 12:00pm evan also in nc:

Thanks again, Doug. This has been such a treat! Now I've got to go track down that Keystone record.
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 12:01pm Jeff Golick:

A beaut, Doug. Thanks so much, and feel better!
Avatar    Fri. 1/24/14 12:02pm Alex In Illinois:

See you at Hinky Dinky . . .
Avatar Fri. 1/24/14 12:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Thank you everyone. I wouldn't be doing this without you.
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