Towards the Unknown

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Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph

“Concerto for Brother Yusef“ - Adam Rudolph (2009)

Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, c flute, umtshingo flute, handiphone, pheumatic bamboo flute, vocal, and poetry
Adam Rudolph - sintir, frame drum, udu drum, cup gongs, bass drum, overtone pipe, electronic keyboards
Go: Organic Orchestra Strings - arrangements and improvised conducting by Adam Rudolph

First Train 1:29
Southside 5:29
Reflections 7:15
Mysterious Affinities 1:49
Six Trees 2:32
A Better Day 3:27

“Percussion Concerto (for Adam Rudolph)” - Yusef Lateef (2009)

Adam Rudolph - handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarijas, zabumba), kongo slit drum, baganda xylophone, gongs and cup gongs, tibetan bells, cymbals, percussion
Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, conducted by Petr Kotik

First Movement 19:49
Second Movement 5:49

Go: Organic Orchestra Strings
Arrangements and improvised conducting by Adam Rudolph
Violins - Sarah Bernstein, Charles Burnham, Trina Basu Mark Chung, Elektra Kurtis, Skye Steele, Midori Yamamoto Violas - Stephanie Griffin, Jason Hwang Cellos - Greg Hefferman, Daniel Levin

Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble Petr Kotik, Conductor

Roberta Michel, flute James Roe, oboe Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet Erik Holtje, bassoon Tim McCarthy, horn Thomas Verchot, trumpet David Nelson, trombone Joseph Kubera, piano Conrad Harris, violin 1 Lynn Bechtold, violin 2 David Gold, viola Aron Zelkowicz, cello Troy Rinker, contrabass

“Percussion Concerto (for Adam Rudolph)” composed by Yusef Lateef (Alnur Music BMI)
“Concerto for Brother Yusef “ composed by Adam Rudolph (Migration Music BMI)
A Better Day - “Springfield Program Rewards Good Works” poem by Yusef Lateef (Alnur Music BMI)

Produced by Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph

Design by Sylvan Leroux
Cover photo by Adam Rudolph
Artist photos by Kádár Levente
Thanks to: Tom Buckner, Gladys Serrano, Bill Laswell, Petr Kotik, Jim Staley & Roulette staff

Recorded September 17, 2009 at Roulette Intermedium, NYC by Matthew Mehlan and Stephen Cooper
Additional recording, mix and mastering by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music Sound Studio, New Jersey

"This is ambitious, thoughtful music; it’s accessible to virtually any heart open to dialoguing with it. It is instructive, sophisticated, and earthy; a welcome addition to both men’s catalogs."
- Thom Jurek,

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