Cry! – Tender

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Cry! – Tender
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Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released August 1960
Recorded October 16, 1959
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8234
Producer Esmond Edwards
Yusef Lateef chronology
The Fabric of Jazz
(1959)The Fabric of Jazz1959
Cry! – Tender
The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef
(1960)The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef1960

Cry! – Tender is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1959 (with one track recorded in 1957) and released on the New Jazz label.[1]


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

The AllMusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Lateef was already moving away from what most people would call jazz by this time, yet, as evidenced here, his music remained challenging and very accessible. This is meditative music with a stunningly rich rhythmic palette for how muted and edgeless it is. And, like John Cage or Morton Feldman, the absence of those edges was written in; it's not random".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. "Sea Breeze" (Dick Manning) – 3:11
  2. "Dopolous" – 3:18
  3. "Cry! – Tender" – 6:00
  4. "Butter's Blues" – 5:45
  5. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 4:24
  6. "The Snow Is Green" – 3:13
  7. "If You Could See Me Now" (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) – 4:49
  8. "Ecaps" – 6:30
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 16, 1959 except for track 8 recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on October 11, 1957



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 19, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. AllMusic Review, accessed July 19, 2012