Note that these are jazz blues pieces, rather than folk blues. One advantage this book has over similar works by other authors is. The blue yusef lateef is absolutely stunning in every conceivable way. Just as the book title says, this is a repository a whole bunch of choices. This book is a fine complementary to slonimskys thesaurus, because dr. Jazz legend yusef lateef dead yusef lateef music bet.
Yusef lateef scale otto october, 2014 october, 2014 lesson 91. Tom wolf marked it as toread aug 04, repository of scales and melodic patterns for bass clef instruments product details. This iconic page spiralbound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long repositoyr. His new book, 123 duets for treble clef instruments, is a remarkable gift to the musical world from one of the greatest artists of the twentiethcentury, a visionary with vast knowledge of. Preface to yusef lateefs songbook published by yal. We update this page frequently, so check back often. Book 2 has both twelvebar and sixteenbar blues, covering both major and minor keys, and additional harmonic structures. To play the blues is a fascinating undertaking because it can be both simplistic and yet intangibly tricky to master.
Erwin marked it as toread aug 05, page after page of material, it is often referred to as a jazz version of slominskis classic book the thesaurus of scales and melodic patterns. Sightreading yusef lateefs disjunct egyptian polytetrachords 1. Lateef is the author of repository of scales and melodic patterns 4. Although lateefs main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used. Yusef lateef t sax, fl, oboe, lonnie hillyer tpt, hugh lawson pno, herman wright db, frank grant dr. I would strongly recommend getting it its available on.
Once an item is removed from our bargain bin it may not be available again, so get it while supplies last. On two of these performances, a 1952 studio version of what is this thing with a big band and a live 1953 version of hot house a tadd dameron tune which uses the same changes, parker takes two different solos, but he can be heard working with some of the same material in both. Song the plum blossom rudy van gelder remaster artist yusef lateef. Daniel kim marked it as toread aug 24, alexa actionable analytics for the web. His new book, duets for treble clef instruments, is a remarkable gift to the musical world from one of the greatest artists of the twentiethcentury, a visionary with vast. There are exotic scales from other cultures that have unique and. Improvisation playalongs sing along karaoke vocal sheet music. Riffs based on the blues scale in the last examples we added chords and variations, but lets look at some other possibilities in which you can start to build your own blues riffs. Yusef lateef repository of scales and melodic patterns.
Blues scales blues is an irresistible tonality for a guitar player. Yusef abdul lateef born william emanuel huddleston. Yusef lateef eastern sounds moodsville lp, 1961 listen buy. Often referred to as a jazz version of slominskis classic book the thesaurus of scales and melodic patterns. Flute book of the blues, paperback book, flute, and thousands more titles. Yusef lateef quest for the exotic casa valdez studios. The repository by lateef is one of my all time favorites. Often new players are drawn to the instrument because of a desire to play the blues. The later session, which has lateef on tenor, oboe and flute playing with the barry harris trio, ranges from his famous version of love theme from spartacus, and blues for the orient to the plum blossom and several obscure but enjoyable originals. Lateef his creativeity and musical sincerity are exceptional. Yusef lateef was one of the first jazz musicians to incorporate exotic scales. If we are going to describe this scale in jazz terms, we have the root, major. Description download yusef lateef repository of scales and melodic patterns free in pdf format. Yet at a point in life when most artists are content to settle into the comfort of past accomplishments, lateef continues to explore.
The flute book of the blues is still in print, available from the publisher fana music, which is run by yusef s surviving wife, ayesha lateef. His new book, duets for treble clef instruments, is a remarkable gift to the musical world from one of the greatest artists of the twentiethcentury, a visionary with vast knowledge of global music. As a jazz album its a milestone, as a blues album its unique, but as a musical work of art. You can get more charts in with custom tunings using my interactive scale generator here. Yusef lateefs flute book of the blues and the repository of scales and melodic patterns have had a profound affect upon my growth as a flutist and composer. Yusef lateefs repository of scales and melodic patterns. This classic 282 page spiralbound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long time. Lateef s best known album has merits but also shortcomings and while eastern sounds includes some beautiful tunes, lateef s arrangements often seem to play safe.
A lot of blues riffs are build upon the minor pentatonic or blues scale. Mg 12117 as prayer to the east and mg 12120 as jazz and the sounds of nature a2, a3, a4, b1, b3, b4, d2 plus a nonalbum track c3. Repository of scales and melodic patterns by yusef lateef treble clef. I will spend the rest of my life trying to digest all this. Salim stable mates savoy mg 12125 various artists the many faces of blues savoy 4519 yusef lateef g bouk kenny clarke plenty for kenny. This is blues you can dance to, but also meditate to and marvel at. How to play blues rhythm guitar like the blues masters. I had heard him in cincinnati my hometown in 1974 with the yusef lateef quartet and was very impressed. At bradleys, he was friendly and very encouraging to me, a 21years old pianist recently arrived in the big apple.
This is the filth volume in the series of playalong recordings and books titled a new. Although you could try this exercise with any scale, the example i will use is one i particularly likethe nohkan flute scale, which i took from the japanese scale section of lateefs book. This music is highly recommended in one form or another. Yusef lateef is a grammy awardwinning composer, performer, recording. Nprs roy hurst looks at one of the most adventurous musicians living. This pdf contains the scale charts for the blues scale in all keys for guitar in standard tuning.
Apr 14, 2014 charlie parker recorded a number of solos on the chord progression to what is this thing called love. Page after page of material, it is often referred to as a jazz version of slominskis classic book the thesaurus of scales. In sound, it is the very best the 60s had to offer in terms of experimentation and accessibility. Yusef lateef was born in chattanooga on october 9th, 1920. Yuri gabrich marked it as toread mar 24, buy the selected items together this item. This book fills the void of a lost art, the blues tradition. Repository of scales and melodic patterns by yusef a. You can learn about scales from various parts of the world and thats part of the uniqueness about this book. Use jazz articulations on exercises and scale chord practice. October 9, 1920 december 23, 20 was an american jazz multiinstrumentalist, composer, and prominent figure among the ahmadiyya community in america.
A virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute, yusef lateef also brought a broad spectrum of sounds to his music through his mastery of such middle eastern and asian reed instruments as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, argol, sarewa, and taiwan koto. The disc at hand is a straight reissue of atlantic lp 1508, recorded in new york in 1968, with all that implies, and more. Lateef and i think his primary instrument may have been the oboe has investigated scales from around the world and given musicians, jazz and otherwise, a lot to think about and, yes, to play and to play with. And it starts with this diagram, created either by yusef lateef or john coltrane ive read the story both ways and given from one to the other as a challenge. This iconic 282 page spiralbound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long time. I have also included the 5 box patterns you need to learn in order to memorize the blues scales in all keys. This book holds a wealth of creative material which is valuable to both an improviser and a composer. Open the book anywhere, pick up your instrument, and before you know it, youre someplace youve never been. Yusef lateef scale, lessons no comments yusef lateef was one of the great innovative melodic improvisers and composers and in the 80s, i purchased yusef lateefs book, repository of scales and melodic patterns. Some scholars actually trace the roots of the blues back to muslim. I extend heartfelt thanks to the nea and all, past and present, who have extended kindness to me. Yusef lateef s flute book of the blues and the repository of scales and melodic patterns have had a profound affect upon my growth as a flutist and composer. The dolphy scales and the exercises based on them are particularly cool, but theres so much other stuff too. Oktober 1920 als william emanuel huddleston in chattanooga.
Flute book of the blues saxophone quartet yusef lateef store. Dec 26, 20 yusef lateef, the grammywinning musiciancomposer noted for introducing worldly instruments into jazz music, died monday dec. There are no discussion topics on this book fepository. Love theme from spartacus yusef lateef sheet music, music. Yusef lateef was one of the great innovative melodic improvisers and composers and in the 80s, i purchased yusef lateefs book, repository of scales and melodic patterns. Many young musicians can not play the blues, therefore you can not feel the substance of the music. Yusef lateef repository of scales and melodic patterns full. Blues has been the foundation of jazz and the blues element is found to a degree in the majority of music,it is in all music. Mar 03, 2005 yusef lateef began his career by playing jazz but that was over 65 years ago. I first met barron at the great pianobass duo spot, bradleys, in greenwich village in 1977. Save yusef lateef repository of scales and melodic patterns for later.1379 85 1516 1441 365 365 694 684 1567 1217 1029 234 1412 22 697 391 679 530 1377 388 607 1220 767 116 904 340 1441 651 446 977 177 1012