Live at Pep's

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Live at Pep's
Live at Pep's Yusef Lateef.jpg
Live album by
Released1964, Album 1993 CD
RecordedJune 29, 1964
GenreJazz, Hard bop
Length60:38 (first CD volume)
LabelImpulse!, A(S) 69 (original LP release)
ProducerBob Thiele
Yusef Lateef chronology
Jazz 'Round the World
Live at Pep's

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 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 2-LP 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[3]

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."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Yusef Lateef unless otherwise noted.

1."Sister Mamie"5:26
2."Number 7"9:39
3."Twelve Tone Blues (Leonard Feather)"4:50
4."Oscarlypso (Oscar Pettiford)"7:44
5."Gee Sam Gee"6:37
6."Rogi (Richard Williams)"6:43
7."See See Rider (Ma Rainey)"5:21
8."The Magnolia Triangle (James Black)"5:14
9."The Weaver"5:39
10."Slippin' and Slidin'"3:25
  • This is the sequence for Volume 1. Tracks 4-6 were originally issued as part of Club Date (ASD 9310) and were not on the original album.

Vol. 2:

1."Brother John"9:10
4."Yusef's Mood"6:40
5."I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson)"6:12
6."Listen To The Wind"4:44
7."I Loved"4:28
8."Delilah (Victor Young)"10:15
9."The Magnolia Triangle - Alternative Version (James Black)"5:17
  • This is the sequence for the Volume 2. Tracks 1-3 were originally issued as part of Club Date (ASD 9310). Tracks 4-9 were originally issued as part of The Live Session (IA-9353/2).



  1. ^ "Live at Pep's". Retrieved 2010-11-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. Live at Pep's at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 867. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ron Wynn Review of Live at Pep's". Retrieved 2010-11-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)