I bought a few records this past weekend. 62 to be exact. I ended up with the Yusef Lateef record shown above, Lost In Sound, from 1961 on Charlie Parker Records. I’ve never seen this before. I can go either way on Lateef’s albums over the years, but I like this one. He’s playing tenor sax throughout in a more straight ahead hard bop style. No flute. No vocals. I dig it.
I also picked up John Scofield‘s Who’s Who from 1979 on the Arista label. Being a huge fan of Scofield’s work from 1998’s A Go Go (Verve) on, I always make sure to check out his older LP’s when I see them at Jerry’s. Honestly, most times I can’t really get into them since most of them are pretty heavy on the 80’s fusion-y synthesizer jazz vibe, but I like this one so I bought it. Plus it was only 4 bucks. Here’s the title track. It has a funky 70’s Herbie Hancock type groove.
Some other highlights include a bunch of sealed and/or really clean early R&B, blues, and oldies LP’s and Captain Beefheart‘s first album, Safe As Milk.