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January 31, 2014 Options
To Bro. Yusef A. Lateef, in peace:
Program Five
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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)

Yusef Lateef  Fourth Movement: Freedom   Options The African-American Epic Suite
(Act 1994)
Yusef Lateef  Symphonic Blues Suite:
First Movement - Folia
Second Movement - Minuet
(Hybrid, Atonal)
Third Movement - Blues
(Twelve Measure Form) &
Variational Interlude
Fourth Movement - Passacaglia
Fifth Movement - Chorale & Sixth Movement - Blues
(Extended Form)
Seventh Movement - Coda   Options
Suite 16
(Atlantic 1970)

Talkover Music:
Jack Costanzo 
Bajo Numero Uno   Options Latin Fever
(Liberty 1958)

Ernestine Anderson  Lazy Afternoon   Options My Kinda Swing
(Mercury 1960)
Yusef Lateef  In the Evening   Options The Complete Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1967)
Bill Henderson  Moanin'   Options Bill Henderson Sings
(Vee Jay 1959)
Yusef Lateef  Lover Man   Options Prayer to the East
(Savoy 1957)
Yusef Lateef, Dizzy Gillespie, et al.  Excerpt   Options The Cool World
(n/a 1963)
Slide Hampton  Drum Suite (Parts I-V)   Options Drum Suite
(Epic 1962)

Talkover Music:
Odell Brown & the Organ-izers 
Tough Tip   Options Ducky
(Cadet 1968)

Yusef Lateef  Vision 7   Options Heart Vision
(YAL 1992)
Yusef Lateef  A Long TIme Ago   Options The Diverse Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1969)
Yusef Lateef  His Eye Is on the Sparrow   Options Hush 'n' Thunder
(Atlantic 1972)

Talkover Music:
Steven Bernstein 
Let My People Go   Options Diaspora Soul
(Tzadik 1999)

Yusef Lateef  The Snow Is Green   Options Cry! - Tender
(New Jazz 1959)
Yusef Lateef  Back Home   Options The Blue Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1968)
Yusef Lateef  Metamorphosis   Options Metamorphosis ∞
(YAL 1993)
Yusef Lateef  Bishop School   Options Yusef Lateef's Detroit
(Atlantic 1969)

Talkover Music:
Melvin Jackson 
Funky Skull (pts. 1 & 2)   Options Funky Skull
(Limelight 1970)

Yusef Lateef  Sounds of Nature   Options Jazz and the Sounds of Nature
(Savoy 1957)
Yusef Lateef  Utopia   Options Jazz 'Round the World
(Impulse! 1963)
Yusef Lateef  Ringo Oiwake   Options Jazz 'Round the World
(Impulse! 1963)
Yusef Lateef  India   Options Jazz 'Round the World
(Impulse! 1963)

Talkover Music:
Thai Elephant Orchestra 
Heavy Logs   Options Thai Elephant Orchestra
(Mulatta 2000)

Yusef Lateef  If I could take my heart out and show it to you, you would know how much I love you   Options
Yusef Lateef  Encore   Options Live at Roulette
(April 6 2013)
Yusef Lateef  Yusef's Mood   Options 10 Years Hence
(Atlantic 1974)
Yusef Lateef  Interior Monologue   Options Roots Run Deep
(Rogue Art 2004)

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

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 8:50am Brian in UK:

So what are we waiting for? Let's get rotavating.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 8:51am Doug Schulkind:

I just put on some nice funky gulingtangan music to ease us into the proceedings.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 8:52am glenn:

i figured you were still out getting your hezza happy meal.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 8:55am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning Mayor Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 8:58am listener james from westwood:

good friday, all!! i'm in for a spin!
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 8:59am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 8:59am Brian in UK:

Hello glenn. Are they sending your mayor to Siberia to try that twelve steppe programme? He could join Boris there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:00am duke:

Good morning drummer and drummer folks. Looking forward to mire Yusef
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

Hello Listener James, ndbob & duke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:02am Uncle Michael:

Good morning!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:03am Doug Schulkind:

Uncle! Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:04am Uncle Michael:

I'm here thawing out the Shabbat pork for the Shabbat cochinita pibil.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:04am glenn:

personally, i think my mayor's a drooling psychopath.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:05am glenn:

adult cat finder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:09am SeanG:

Hello Folks!,---grimes's tumblr has that adult cat finder in the corner
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:10am Doug Schulkind:

Hiya SeanG!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:17am Doug Schulkind:

Coming up next is ANOTHER symphonic piece by Yusef. Recorded 24 years earlier with THE SAME orchestra, the Kölner Radiofunkorchester (Cologne Radio Orchestra).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:19am Jeff Golick:

Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:19am Doug Schulkind:

Funk time, in Germany!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:20am Doug Schulkind:

That whistle sound always makes me think of Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music.
  Fri. 1/31/14 9:28am paula pc:

Program FIVE? Hooray and keep 'em coming Doug!!!!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:29am Doug Schulkind:

Hooray to you, paula pc! You can bet I will be doing a Yusef birthday show on or around 9 October.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:30am Gary:

Buried at work, but tuned in
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:32am Doug Schulkind:

Gary, if you are really buried, you need to spit to see which way is "down," then dig "up" in the opposite direction! We'll send the dogs!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:32am Doug Schulkind:

The "University of the Piano," the great Barry Harris at the keys here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:37am Gary:

If I spit again, it will remain on my permanent record, I'm afraid.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

If your permanent record is below you, then dig UP, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:38am Gary:

Good advice. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:39am Artie:

If you're buried in a underwater cave, just follow the bubbles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:40am Uncle Michael:

I'm going crate digging for permanent records.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:41am Doug Schulkind:

Good point, Artie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:42am Jeff Golick:

Great post on the African-American Epic Suite here: -- including a few pages of YL's scores.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:47am Gary:

Cool, thanks for that, Jeff!
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:47am earrie:

Maybe YL themed shows could occasionally flower on your show beyond the single annualar bday? And/or in sets?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:48am Uncle Michael:

Words evolve. "Jazz" hasn't connoted the male seed for many generations. I get it...but I'm not going to worry too much about it.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:48am earrie:

Er, 'annular'.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:48am Doug Schulkind:

It's a deal, earrie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 9:48am Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for the Lateef - no reason not to go back to this material from time to time. Of course, there are many , many others deserving of attention and airplay, which is the whole point of GTDS.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:51am Doug Schulkind:

Howdy Webham Hen!

More Yusef on oboe. Maybe his greatest oboe performance ever on record.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:53am Doug Schulkind:

The truth is, aside from annual specials and such, I still have played more Yusef that any other artist in my 30+ years on the air. That won't stop now.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:55am still b/p:

I really liked the Lazy Afternoon this morning. I'm an oboe liker, too, right now.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:56am Doug Schulkind:

Coming up soon in this set, Yusef performing my all-time favorite song, "Lover Man." Also, a tiny snippet from the soundtrack to the 1963 film "The Cool World." The music is by Mal Waldron and the band performing it includes Yusef Lateef with Dizzy Gillespie.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 9:57am glenn:

sweet, sweet oboe likker.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:57am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings still b/p! Glad you dig the oboe. So hard to keep in tune on improvisations like this.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:58am Doug Schulkind:

I like annualar more better.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef on tenor here behind Bill H. More tenor coming next on "Lover Man." Much tenor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:00am Jeff Golick:

This Moanin' was probably cut pretty close to the original Timmons version?
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:02am Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Maybe a year later? Did Timmons debut it with Blakey in '58?
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 10:02am earrie:

And perennials, too.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:03am Doug Schulkind:

Next up is just a short section I recorded from the Shirley Clarke's amazing 1963 film, The Cool World. Just a taste.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:04am Doug Schulkind:

Just received a call from the Pittsburgh Pirates sales office offering season ticket packages.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:05am Doug Schulkind:

With Yusef here:
Wilbur Harden ~ trumpet
Hugh Lawson ~ piano
Ernie Farrow* ~ bass
Oliver Jackson ~ drums

*Half-brother of Alice Coltrane
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:06am listener james from westwood:

i don't even have words for how amazing that first hour was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:07am Artie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:07am Webhamster Henry:

You could really have a Give The Orchestra Some podcast. If you had any time at all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:09am listener james from westwood:

RIP also to pittsburgh police dog rocco, killed in the line of duty:
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:10am Doug Schulkind:

@Listener James from Westwood
Flags are flying at half-staff today in Pittsburgh for Rocco. I just told my dog all about it before beginning the show. She looked sad.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:13am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef back on tenor sax here in Slide Hampton's crew. Such a warm, loving tone. Always in "blues" mode. Waves of love washing over you is how Yusef's tenor sax sound feels to me. Toward the end of the show today I will play my all-time favorite bravura performance on tenor. From a live session. Get ready to rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/31/14 10:13am holland oats:

mornin' drumma & peoples - respect yusef!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:14am Doug Schulkind:

Hey-O, H.O.!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:15am Doug Schulkind:

The next set is going to CHURCH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:16am Uncle Michael:

These shows have all been just lovely, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 10:20am still b/p:

Wait, I'll get a good hat for church. Like Pharrell's at the Grammys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:21am Jeff Golick:

Those Best of collections had the most un-enticing covers. Doug: you could see beyond the wrapper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:22am listener james from westwood:

a lighter link from the same source as the rocco story: apparently there are some good options for chinese food in the squirrel hill district of pittsburgh:
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:23am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef welcomes the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Choir on this track.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:25am Doug Schulkind:

@Listener James
Don't believe the hype about the Asian food in Pittsburgh. We live in Squirrel Hill (which, aside from being the city's Jewish neighborhood, has tons of Asain restaurants) and the food ain't all that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:25am Lewis:

here w/ eyes only for a while yet as this morning called for an extensive Moondog session - prompted by homesickness and a need to hear his ode to New Amsterdam on Sax Pax...
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:27am Doug Schulkind:

That's such a brilliant record, Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:29am listener james from westwood:

roger that. must be a tough comparison vs. the asian options in the nyc area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:30am listener james from westwood:

i remember my first orders from the chinese joints around boston college. they were lacking.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:31am Doug Schulkind:

EXACT-ly. Trying to compare to NYC is still, even almost four years after moving (boo-hoo!) still depressing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:31am Jeff Golick:

I would like a choir to follow me around chanting my name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:36am listener james from westwood:

fortunately boston did have a chinatown (not sure if it's still the same size what with gentrification; it was near the combat zone iirc), plus some stellar sit-down chinese places like chef chang's house (RIP) that were above the ones that catered to students. but your local delivery options were basically desperation measures.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:36am Doug Schulkind:

Joining Yusef here are the J.C. White singers, with Al White at the organ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:36am Uncle Michael:

We do, Jeff...just very quietly.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:44am Doug Schulkind:

Yup, more Sweet Inspirations on this cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:48am Uncle Michael:

Jeff, today we're softly chanting "long live Destination:Out."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:50am Jeff Golick:

Ach, yeah. Thanks, Uncle Michael.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:53am Doug Schulkind:

Don't let Uncle Michael read this story:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 10:56am Uncle Michael:

Welcome to my world.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 10:58am Doug Schulkind:

Avery Sharpe on bass, Kamal Sabir on drums with YL here.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 11:00am still b/p:

Still a distinct Chinatown in Boston with plenty of restaurants. That don' t mean I et anything in 'em...just that they're there. Last full Chinatown meal I had was probably at Bob Lee's Islander, with its classically cheesy thatched booths and gaudy little pools, in the early 70s. My intro to Chinese food. My friends and I were in a "hungry" state - know wh' I'm sayin? -- and a Pu-pu platter was a revelation.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:01am Doug Schulkind:

My mother just emailed me. She's pissed that I'm not doing a Pete Seeger special.
  Fri. 1/31/14 11:01am Zhz:

I was in Detroit the other month, partly to buy some records. Found 4 or 5 from Yusef, but for the life of me, could not find this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:01am Jeff Golick:

WTF is up in Kansas...this time.
  Fri. 1/31/14 11:07am Artie:

We did pretty well at the downtown Nicky's Thai Kitchen just a few weeks ago. (in Pitt for extended family Xmas gathering).
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:07am Doug Schulkind:

Which one?
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:10am Doug Schulkind:

Richard Williams ~ trumpet
Hugh Lawson ~ piano
Ernie Farrow ~ bass
Lex Humphries ~ drums

with Yusef
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:15am Lewis:

the moondog -> yusef segue has been implemented smoothly...
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:15am Doug Schulkind:

Nicky's Thai Kitchen is pretty good. Not, unfortunately, in my neighb.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:15am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef would approve, Lewis.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:20am Doug Schulkind:

The opening audio of the next set is

Not. To. Be. Missed.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:30am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef, speaking there deflecting the comment about himself to interpret the man's words as an example of the love inherent in his Ahmadiyya Muslim faith.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:32am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef is in duet here with his long-time collaborator, percussionist Adam Rudolph (who I would have given three arms to have been).
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:36am Doug Schulkind:

This is six months before Yusef's 93rd birthday; 8 months before his passing.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

If Yusef Lateef had a "signature" number, it was "Yusef's Mood," a showpiece for the great molten engine of love behind all his music: his tenor saxophone and the blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:41am Dead Mime Walking:

Got to sit all of about two feet from Adam Rudolph at the Stone a few months ago...he was a very high vibrating fellow. No wonder Yusef collaborated with him so much.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:43am Doug Schulkind:

@Dead Mime Walking
I've never met Rudolph, but he want to high school with my wife.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:44am Doug Schulkind:

On Yusef's Mood:

Kenny Barron ~ piano
Bob Cunningham ~ bass
Albert "Tootie" "Kuumba' Heath ~ drums

and Yusef Lateef ~ tenor saxophone
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:47am Doug Schulkind:

Brother Yusef...speaks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:48am Uncle Michael:

I hope many of you have made plans to join me in the next room.
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 11:49am ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:49am Doug Schulkind:

Ooh, glad you remembered, Uncle Michael. I am in "a (forgetting) zone."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:50am Dead Mime Walking:

Cool! He was truly one of the most sensitive musicians I've ever seen perform live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:50am Uncle Michael:

You're flying Trans-Yusef Airways.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:51am Doug Schulkind:

@Dead Mime Walking
I think being Yusef Lateef's steady musical companion for 25 years will do that to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:53am Brian in UK:

Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:55am Doug Schulkind:

His solo presents the entire history of the saxophone in the space of about 10 minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:55am northguineahills:

Thanks for the Yusef, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:56am Uncle Michael:

Thanks for a great January of Fridays, Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:56am duke:

wonderful show Doug
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

It has been my pleasure, northguineahills.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

Wonderful subject, indeed, duke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:58am listener james from westwood:

fitting cut to cap this wonderful celebration. thanks, doug. yusef has a friend in you.
  Fri. 1/31/14 11:59am Hugo:

Lovely show (as were the previous four)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 11:59am Jeff Golick:

***bowing in your general direction***
Avatar Fri. 1/31/14 12:00pm earrie:

Wonderful! Doug!
Thanks so much for this.
Yusef Lateef was giant.
  Fri. 1/31/14 12:00pm jk:

Excellent month Doug,thanks for all the Yusef
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 12:02pm duke:

Thanks for the whole month of shows. I always like Yusef's music, but now I have a whole new respect for him as an artist and a human.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 1/31/14 12:02pm Artie:

Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 12:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Thank you thank you thank you everyone. Thank you for indulging me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/31/14 4:36pm Holly in NC:

Looking forward to listening this evening, Doug. Thank you, as always.
Avatar    Fri. 1/31/14 4:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Listen in good health, Holly in NC!
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