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Digitally remastered and expanded edition. At Cranbrook is Lateef's rarest album, and one of the few that has never previously been re-issued on CD. This edition comprises the original album, recorded live at Cranbrook Academy of Art on April 9 1958 and is augmented by brilliantly adventurous repertoire from sessions recorded in 1957. These selections are those that founded his reputation as a pioneer for World Music. Compositions involving such exotic instrumentation as the one-stringed instrument, the rebab, finger cymbals, the scraped gourd, castanets and the argool, the unusual timbres and colors of which would have come as a huge shock to the listener back in the '50s. El. 2009.
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 3.54 Ounces
- Manufacturer : El Records
- Original Release Date : 2009
- Date First Available : August 6, 2009
- Label : El Records
- ASIN : B002KGVB0K
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #938,129 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The music is sometimes reminiscent of Sun Ra's groups of the '50s and mixes fine straight-ahead jazz with Eastern influences. The two saxophonists combine well and highlights include Lateef's powerful tenor soloing on his 'Morning' and Dizzy Gillespie's 'Woody 'N You'.
Tracks 5-11 are from various studio sessions recorded during 1957 with quintets including Wilbur Harden(flugelhorn); Curtis Fuller(trombone); Hugh Lawson(piano); Ernie Farrow(bass) & Louis Hayes or Oliver Jackson(drums).
All in all, 'At Cranbrook and Elsewhere' is an exhilarating and colourful 76-minute album which shows that Yusef Lateef(b.1920) was a pioneer of what would much later be known as 'world music'.