HOT jazz CD of the week (2/10/2013) (Yusef Lateef – The Centaur and the Phoenix)
Yusef is one of the absolute COOLEST players I’ve heard on the planet… his flute work is beyond compare; consider yourself honored to be able to listen to his music (NOTE: u better GRAB this one while it’s still up)!!!
There wasn’t a lot of narrative on this one – here’s what I found at WIKIPEDIA: The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars with the review by Stacia Proefrock stating it “takes the risks and the innovations that Lateef was known for, and expands them in a number of different directions all at once, leading to an album that bursts with new ideas and textures, while remaining accessible, and above all, beautiful. Lateef seems eager here to take the next step musically by breaking the mold of his previous albums”.