The Sounds of Yusef

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

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