Live at Pep's
|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)|
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. 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.
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."
|1.||"Sister Mamie (Lateef)"||5:26|
|2.||"Number 7 (Lateef)"||9:39|
|3.||"Twelve Tone Blues (Feather)"||4:50|
|5.||"Gee Sam Gee (Lateef)"||6:37|
|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)
- Yusef Lateef - tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, bamboo flute, shenai, argol
- Richard Williams - trumpet
- Mike Nock - piano
- Ernie Farrow - bass
- James Black - drums