Yusef Lateef - tenor sax, flute, shanie
Matt Waugh- percussion, electronics
Mike Applebaum, Claudio Corvini, Aldo Bassi, and Giancarlo Ciminelli - trumpet
Mario Corvini, Luca Giustozzi, Roberto Pecarelli, and Luigino Leonardi - trombone
Gianni Oddi, Daniele Tittarelli, Gianni Savelli, Massimo D’Avola, and Elvio
Ghigliordini - saxophone and clarinet
Pino Iodice - piano
Dario Rosciglione - contrabass
Pietro Iodice -drums
Produced by Yusef Lateef
Original Recording - Tea Tao, Metastasio, Prato, Italy
Digital Mastering - Jim Hemingway, Deerfield MA
Layout Design - Rick Ward, Hadley MA
Cover Photo - Michael DiDonna
A Syllogism by Yusef
love, life, embrace
all - please! Don’t let evil subdue
us. Take from our
minds the thornlike
thoughts that torture
us like bloodsucking leeches and demons of disenchantment. Free
us of withering, despairing thoughts that inhabit our minds
like the dull buzzing of dragonflies. Take from our hearts the
veils of ignorance that we may walk in peace. Come soon - please!
Love opens the
gates of truth and
justice and the
lips of flowers
- yes love while there is time, while the heart still struggles
within the chest, it whispers, it speaks the truth - listen!
The soul, sometimes staggering under life’s
challenge, is straining
every unseen fiber, then desires and
fears are seen no
longer; the soul is but a stillness somewhere in space. The
heart speaks to the soul. Listen to this internal dialogue.
See with the eyes of the heart; listen when it speaks, for the
heart is born pure.
of life scatter the winds of time. Shreds of life are floating
along in time. Loveless moments are to be avoided.
soul looks out of
its body, it should
see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold
in our mind, in order to move to a higher place. Time after
time in our hearts and soul we find love. No static, no pain
- so pure, so happy to be alive. Waves of love consume us. We
find no hatred - just love for all.