Jazz for the Thinker

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Jazz for the Thinker
Jazz for the Thinker.jpg
Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released 1957
Recorded April 5, 1957
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Savoy
MG 12109
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Yusef Lateef chronology
Jazz for the Thinker
Stable Mates
(1961)Stable Mates1961

Jazz for the Thinker is the debut album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label.[1] The album was produced from Lateef's earliest recording session and was the second album released under his leadership.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef

  1. "Happyology" - 10:50
  2. "O' Blues" - 9:00
  3. "Midday" - 7:46
  4. "Polarity" - 6:58
  5. "Space" - 5:48



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review, accessed July 17, 2012