The Golden Flute

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The Golden Flute
The Golden Flute.jpg
Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released January 1967
Recorded June 15-16, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood
Genre Jazz
Length 39:40
Label Impulse!
A-9125
Producer Bob Thiele
Yusef Lateef chronology
A Flat, G Flat and C
(1966)
The Golden Flute
(1966)
The Complete Yusef Lateef
(1967)

The Golden Flute is an album by American jazz multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Lateef has long been a true original, and he revitalizes the standards while always swinging and being a bit unpredictable. Well worth searching for".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated.
  1. "Road Runner" - 4:47
  2. "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (Nat King Cole, Irving Mills) - 3:28
  3. "Oasis" - 4:26
  4. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 4:06
  5. "Exactly Like You" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 2:57
  6. "The Golden Flute" - 3:56
  7. "Rosetta" (Earl Hines, Henri Woode) - 3:54
  8. "Head Hunters" (Barry Harris, Hugh Lawson) - 4:35
  9. "The Smart Set" (Roy Brooks) - 7:31
  • Recorded on June 15, 1966 (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7 & 8) and June 16, 1966 (tracks 2, 5, 6 & 9)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 6, 2011