Before Dawn: The Music of Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef


The first U.S. vinyl reissue of an obscure and rare album from the jazz legend, we have this on Blue & White Hi-Melt vinyl.

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Blue & White Hi-Melt
foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
numbered Yes
remastering details (AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Analog Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Verve
pressing location Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1LP

format

1957

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef feels like a best-kept secret in jazz, a musician whose music is always on the verge of being rediscovered by a new wave of young jazz fans. This album, one of the most expensive and rare albums in his catalog, deserves this new reissue, as it feels like a missing link in his catalog, as he went from traditionalist to the most deft mixer of jazz and Middle Eastern sounds maybe ever. Get this, and don't look back.

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*Audio and/or tracklist may vary slightly from the vinyl version.

Tracklist


More Music, Less Stress

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