Prayer to the East

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Prayer to the East
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Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released 1958
Recorded October 10, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:47
Label Savoy
MG 12117
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Yusef Lateef chronology
Jazz and the Sounds of Nature
(1957)Jazz and the Sounds of Nature1957
Prayer to the East
The Sounds of Yusef
(1957)The Sounds of Yusef1957

Prayer to the East is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label.[1]

The title track was composed by Ali Jackson, drummer Oliver Jackson's brother.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Prayer to the East by Yusef Lateef remains a seemingly blessed moment of creative interaction between American modern jazz and the music of the so-called Arab East".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated

  1. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 9:55
  2. "Endura" (Yusef Lateef) - 13:10
  3. "Prayer to the East" (Ali Jackson[2]) - 8:19
  4. "Love Dance" (Les Baxter) - 6:46
  5. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 6:37



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 18, 2012
  2. ^ a b Fitzgerald, Michael. "Wilbur Harden Discography" Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b Chadbourne, E. Allmusic Review, accessed July 18, 2012