Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus on LP
Known for his pioneering and multi-instrumental blend of jazz and Afro-Eastern musical traditions, Yusef Lateef was never content to just use his music to merely entertain, but long strived to encourage his audiences to engage their minds as well as their ears. That constitution is more than evident on his excellent 1965 effort Psychicemotus, which finds Lateef (flute, tenor saxophone) working in a fine quartet with Georges Arvanitas (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and James Black (drums). The accomplished 8-track set is highlighted by elegant readings of "Why Do I Love You" and "First Gymnopedie."
Yusef Lateef (flute, tenor saxophone)
Georges Arvanitas (piano)
Reggie Workman (bass)
James Black (drums)