Live at Pep's

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Live at Pep's
Live album by Yusef Lateef
Released 1964, Album 1993 CD
Recorded June 29, 1964
Genre Jazz, Hard bop
Length 60:38 (first CD volume)
Label Impulse!, A(S) 69 (original LP release)
Producer Bob Thiele

Live at Pep's is a 1964 album by the American Jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist Yusef Lateef. Other participating musicians in this album were bassist Ernie Farrow, pianist Mike Nock, drummer James Black[disambiguation needed] and trumpeter Richard Williams.[1] This live album, recorded at Pep's Lounge in Philadelphia, PA, was praised by many jazz critiques and it received five stars and it was also AMG's Album Pick by Allmusic.

More of Lateef's performances at Pep's from the end of June 1964 were issued on Club Date (ABC-Impulse! ASD 9310) in 1976 and later as an expanded 2LP set titled The Live Session (IA-9353/2). The recordings were repackaged again for CD as two volumes in 1993 and 1999 under the original title of Live at Pep's.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Ron Wynn, an Allmusic jazz writer, said in his review of the Live at Pep's:

  • "This mid-'60s concert was one of Lateef's finest, as it perfectly displayed his multiple influences and interests."
  • "Lateef played meaty tenor sax solos and entrancing flute and bamboo flute offerings, and also had impressive stints on oboe, shenai, and argol. This was a pivotal date in his career, and those unaware of it will get a treat with this disc."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sister Mamie (Lateef)"   5:26
2. "Number 7 (Lateef)"   9:39
3. "Twelve Tone Blues (Feather)"   4:50
4. "Oscarlypso (Pettiford)"   7:44
5. "Gee Sam Gee (Lateef)"   6:37
6. "Rogi (Williams)"   6:43
7. "See See Rider (Rainey)"   5:21
8. "The Magnolia Triangle (Black)"   5:14
9. "The Weaver (Lateef)"   5:39
10. "Slippin' and Slidin' (Lateef)"   3:25
  • This is the sequence for the first CD. Tracks 4-6 were originally issued as part of Club Date (ASD 9310)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live at Pep's". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. Live at Pep's at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Ron Wynn Review of Live at Pep's". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-11-05.