Following the passing of jazz legend Yusef Lateef in December, Gilles went through the innovator’s extensive back-catalogue going all the way back to the 1950s, pulling out some of his personal favourite tracks. Here is part one of Gilles’ tribute mix, celebrating the life and music of the mighty Yusef Lateef.

Photography by Peter Williams, 1994.

Tracklisting
Morning (Jazz Mood, 1957, Savoy)
Before Dawn (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Anastasia (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Taboo (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Hapology (Jazz For The Thinker, 1957, Savoy)
Chang Chang Chang (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Titora (The Centaur And The Phoenix Bonus Track, 1960, Riverside)
Moon Tree (The Fabric Of Jazz, 1959, Savoy)
Night In Tunisia (Prayer To The East, 1958, Savoy)
Abana (Jazz Around The World, 1963, Impulse)
1984 (1984, 1965, Impulse)
Plum Blossom (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
You’re Somewhere Thinking Of Me (The Complete Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Like It Is (The Blue Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Woodward Avenue (Yusef Lateen’s Detroit, 1969, Atlantic)
Eboness (The Diverse Yusef Lateef, 1970, Atlantic)
Technological Homosapien (The Doctor Is In….And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Hellbound (The Doctor Is In…And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Love Theme From Sparticus (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
Hold Your Light (Yusef Lateef And Adam Rudolph Live In Seattle, 1999, Meta)
Brother John (Live At Peps Vol 2, 1964, Impulse)
Passacaglia (Suite 16, 1970, Atlantic)

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Brazil to order army into Rio slums as violence escalates before World Cup
Brazil is poised to send the army into the slums of Rio de Janeiro less than three months before the World Cup. The move follows a spate of attacks on police that has resulted in the most tense standoff for years in the favelas.
The Rio state governor, Sérgio Cabral, has requested the reinforcements after attacks on police bases, apparently co-ordinated by the city’s biggest gang, Comando Vermelho.
An escalation of fire-bombings, murders and revenge killings have prompted talk of a war between the police and gangsters. Favela residents and NGOs say the situation is now more tense than at any time since 2010, when the authorities began a “pacification” programme to regain control of communities from armed traffickers. Read more
Pictured: Military police officers keep watch in one of Rio’s favelas. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

guardian:

Brazil to order army into Rio slums as violence escalates before World Cup

Brazil is poised to send the army into the slums of Rio de Janeiro less than three months before the World Cup. The move follows a spate of attacks on police that has resulted in the most tense standoff for years in the favelas.

The Rio state governor, Sérgio Cabral, has requested the reinforcements after attacks on police bases, apparently co-ordinated by the city’s biggest gang, Comando Vermelho.

An escalation of fire-bombings, murders and revenge killings have prompted talk of a war between the police and gangsters. Favela residents and NGOs say the situation is now more tense than at any time since 2010, when the authorities began a “pacification” programme to regain control of communities from armed traffickers. Read more

Pictured: Military police officers keep watch in one of Rio’s favelas. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images