Yusef Lateef

1920 - 2013

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Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and prominent figure among the Ahmadiyya Community in America. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used a number of non-western instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto. He is known for having been an innovator in the blending of jazz with "Eastern" music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yusef Lateef has received more than 446,430 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Yusef Lateef is the 872nd most popular musician (up from 875th in 2019), the 4,342nd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,221st in 2019) and the 313th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Yusef Lateef ranks 872 out of 2,675Before him are Ruggiero Ricci, Alice, Big Bill Broonzy, Pinchas Zukerman, Brian Molko, and Ignaz von Seyfried. After him are Bucky Pizzarelli, Art Farmer, Rob Zombie, Ted Nugent, Mike Mangini, and Sylvester Levay.

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Among people born in 1920, Yusef Lateef ranks 202Before him are Jorge Pacheco Areco, Roberto M. Levingston, Tony Randall, Rosemary Sutcliff, Danilo Alvim, and Hans Ørberg. After him are Julien Ries, William Conrad, Stéphanos II Ghattas, Stanko Todorov, Amos Tutuola, and Lydia Wideman. Among people deceased in 2013, Yusef Lateef ranks 219Before him are Sarah Kirsch, Ted Post, Wadih El Safi, Henning Larsen, Heinz Flohe, and Radu Vasile. After him are Eileen Brennan, Bill Sharman, Eydie Gormé, Emilio Pericoli, Gerrie Mühren, and Julien Ries.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Yusef Lateef ranks 4,342 out of 15,968Before him are Kenny Ortega (1950), Art Carney (1918), Elizabeth Olsen (1989), Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Barbara Harris (1935), and Andrew Blake (1947). After him are Bob Balaban (1945), Eileen Brennan (1932), Bill Sharman (1926), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), Eydie Gormé (1928), and Elvin Hayes (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Yusef Lateef ranks 313Before him are Chaka Khan (1953), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), Benny Carter (1907), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935), Ruggiero Ricci (1918), and Big Bill Broonzy (1903). After him are Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), Art Farmer (1928), Rob Zombie (1965), Ted Nugent (1948), Mike Mangini (1963), and Sammy Hagar (1947).