|Birth name||William Emanuel Huddleston|
|Also known as||Yusef Lateef|
|Born||October 9, 1920|
|Died||December 23, 2013 (aged 93)|
|Genres||New Age music, jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion, swing, hard bop, third stream, autophysiopsychic music, world music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, educator, spokesman, author|
|Instruments||Tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, bassoon, bamboo flute, shehnai, shofar, arghul, koto|
|Years active||1957 – 2013|
|Labels||Savoy, Prestige, Verve, Riverside, Impulse, Atlantic, CTI, YAL Records|
Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston, October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator. He won a Grammy Award in 1987.
Lateef mainly played the tenor saxophone and flute. He also played oboe and bassoon. He is known for his innovative blending of jazz with "Eastern" music.
He became a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950.
Lateef died at the age of 93 in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. He had suffered from prostate cancer.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Yusef Lateef, Grammy Award winning musician and composer, dies at 93". Gazettenet.com. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Yusef Lateef at Wikimedia Commons
- Yusef Lateef at AllMusic
- Billboard Discography[permanent dead link] – Billboard's complete discography of Yusef Lateef
- Jazz Portraits from the WGBH Archives: Yusef Lateef a radio documentary from WGBH Radio Boston