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Yusef Lateef

30/12/13 – Yusef Lateef – 9th October 1920 – 23rd December 2013

Born William Emanuel Huddleston, Yusef Lateef¬†¬†was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and changed his name when he converted to Islam in 1950. A saxophonist and flautist, he also played bassoon and oboe among other esoteric non-western instruments. He introduced Eastern flavours into Jazz and that set him apart from other players. He is known for playing […]