YUSEF LATEEF - LOVE & HUMOR (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix)
Yusef Lateef’s 1957 track “Love & Humor” gets reimagined, a half century after it was recorded, by multi-hyphenate musician-producer-DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL). In the spirit of his CHURCH parties (and album by the same name), MdCL edits and samples the Lateef original, interpolating it with his own piano, synths, bass line and drum breaks to create an exotic soundscape perfect for some far away city night.
Yusef Lateef was a trail-blazing pioneer blending jazz and eastern music. His NY Times obituary got straight to the point, saying he "played world music before world music had a name” - no small feat. A sax and flute man first and foremost, Lateef also played more exotic instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto. One of the great unsung heroes of improvised music, he inspired the eastern music explorations of the iconic John Coltrane and recorded his own albums over six consecutive decades.