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Prayer to the East

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Released  1958
Artist  Yusef Lateef
Producer  Ozzie Cadena
Genre  Jazz
Length  44:47
Release date  1958
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Recorded  October 10, 1957 Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Prayer to the East (1957)  The Sounds of Yusef (1957)
Similar  Yusef Lateef albums, Jazz albums

Yusef lateef prayer to the east 1957

Prayer to the East is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label.


The title track was composed by Ali Jackson, drummer Oliver Jackson's brother.


The Allmusic site awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Prayer to the East by Yusef Lateef remains a seemingly blessed moment of creative interaction between American modern jazz and the music of the so-called Arab East".

Track listing

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated

  1. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 9:55
  2. "Endura" (Yusef Lateef) - 13:10
  3. "Prayer to the East" (Ali Jackson) - 8:19
  4. "Love Dance" (Les Baxter) - 6:46
  5. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 6:37


  • Yusef Lateef - tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine
  • Wilbur Harden - flugelhorn
  • Hugh Lawson - piano, ocarina
  • Ernie Farrow - bass
  • Oliver Jackson - drums, gong
  • Songs

    1Prayer to the East8:19
    2A Night in Tunisia9:55
    3Lover Man6:37


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