The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef

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The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef
Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released 1960
Recorded May 9, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:24
Label Riverside
RLP 325
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Yusef Lateef chronology
Cry! - Tender
The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef
The Centaur and the Phoenix

The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars with the review by Stacia Proefrock stating, "Not quite as expansive or daring as much of Lateef's other recordings, The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef still documents a fine musician at work during the peak of his career".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated

  1. "Goin' Home" (Antonín Dvořák, William Arms Fisher) - 5:02
  2. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 4:35
  3. "Quarantine" (Abe Woodley) - 7:00
  4. "From Within" - 4:11
  5. "Salt Water Blues" - 6:47
  6. "Lateef Minor 7th" (Joe Zawinul) - 4:58
  7. "Adoration" - 4:31
  8. "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" (Sidney Clare, Con Conrad) - 4:56



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Proefrock, Stacia. The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 17, 2012.