Yusef Lateef In Nigeria

  • Yusef Lateef In Nigeria
These seven selections are basically dance pieces incorporating a wide variety of characteristics. They can be thought of as forming a hybrid suite, whose many elements include traditional dance (a generic term for African dances of folk origin), fast 2/4 duple time, slow 4/ 4 common meter (a dignified style with very few up-beats), moderate 4/4 meter compound duple time, poetic slow triple meter, motifs, fugal and inverted subjects.
- Yusef Lateef

"This recording, made in Nigeria during the four years Yusef lived, taught and studied there, is, to me, one of the most natural, deep and successful collaborations between African and African-American musicians ever recorded."
- Adam Rudolph


Yusef Lateef
- tenor saxophone, C-flute, Ebo rubberflute, gourd flute, Tiv chin flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, algaita, and vocals

Percussionists:

P. ADEGBOYEGA BADEJO - Hausa and Yoruba kalangu, gourd rattle, kuke
SALISU I. MASHI - gangan noma, duman girke, Hausa kalangu, kidan bare bari, kahoe, kidan ruwa
AWUIALU ADAMU - idiophones, duman girke
SHITTU ISYAKU - Tiv drums | YUSUFU AMINU - kahoe

Voices:

IBN YUSEF A. LATEEF - vocal sounds
ESTHER KAWAI, VERONICA UGYE, TANI UMARU and AMINA ABDULLAHI - vocals

PRODUCED BY YUSEF LATEEF

Original recording - MALAM MONDAY
Additional recording and remix - BOB SCHOTT; assistant - JOHN ALBERTS
Mastering - GEORGE HORN

Recorded at EMI Studios (Lagos, Nigeria) on July 19, 1983.
Additional recording and remix at Regent Sound Studios (New York City)

Digital Mastering - JIM HEMINGWAY, Shutesbury, MA June 19 1995

Graphic Design - RICK WARD | Illustrations - YUSEF LATEEF

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