The Sounds of Yusef

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The Sounds of Yusef
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Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released March 1958
Recorded October 11, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 31:19
Label Prestige
PRLP 7122
Producer Bob Weinstock
Yusef Lateef chronology
Prayer to the East
(1957)Prayer to the East1957
The Sounds of Yusef
Other Sounds
(1957)Other Sounds1957

The Sounds of Yusef is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 2.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "The Sounds of Yusef manages to chart some new territory amid his sea of late-'50s recordings. Many of the songs tilt their head toward the East, both rhythmically and in their instrumentation, but the album as a whole still has its feet firmly planted in the jazz tradition".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated

  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 11:10
  2. "Playful Flute" (Wilbur Harden) - 4:15
  3. "Love and Humor" - 6:08
  4. "Buckingham" - 5:06
  5. "Meditation" - 4:40



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 18, 2012
  2. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 18, 2012
  3. ^ Down Beat: March 1, 1962 vol. 29, no. 5