YUSEF LATEEF - THE GOLDEN FLUTE
Yusef Lateef for Impulse from 1965.
Features the killer cut "Headhunters"
The emphasis is on older tunes and styles on this Yusef Lateef Impulse! album. Lateef (switching between tenor, flute, and oboe) plays such numbers as "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Ghost of a Chance," "Exactly like You" (on oboe), and "Rosetta" along with some group originals. Lateef has long been a true original, and he revitalizes the standards while always swinging and being a bit unpredictable. Well worth searching for, this was Lateef's final Impulse! album before switching to Atlantic.
Scott Yanow AMG.
320 rip from the Verve 2004 cd reissue.