Angel Eyes

Yusef Lateef

Lugano, Switzerland

Live in Lugano, Switzerland 1963

Personnel:

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto Sax
Nat Adderley – cornet
Yusef Lateef – tenor sax, flute, oboe
Joe Zawinul – piano
Sam Jones – bass
Louis Hayes – drums

Cannonball Adderley’s Sextet: six of the best at their best. Adderley worked with several top notch people in his various quintets and sextets, but this combo really worked.

Here Yusuf Lateef is featured in a lovely, haunting flute rendition of “Angel Eyes”. He was strongly influenced by Eastern music and instruments and used bamboo flute, shofar, and koto, among others, in his own compositions.

By the way, “Cannonball” came from Julian’s high school nickname “Cannibal” which he got because of his voracious appetite.