Yusef Lateef


Yusef Lateef | All about Jazz | tc132

William Emanuel Huddleston (Yusef Abdul Lateef) was an award winning jazz musician and composer who was born on October 9, 1920 and died on 23 December 2013 of prostate cancer. He is known for his innovative blending of jazz with “Eastern” music and has also used the stage name of Bill Evans. He recorded for Argo Records in 1958. Lateef played in bands with Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Mingus. He was awarded a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts and a National Endowment for the Arts award.

Obituary – BBC News


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