Some bad news: Grammy-winning Jazz innovator Yusef Lateef succumbed to prostate cancer yesterday.
Most of Lateef’s best compositions happened way before I was born — he played with Cannonball Adderley in 1963, and won the Grammy for Best New Age Album in 1987. His Little Symphony was a masterpiece par excellence, wherein he played almost every possible instrument, including sitar, water drums, gourd and kalangu.
Considering the fact that core developers of WordPress share a love for Jazz musicians, I hope someday they decide to name one of the future releases of WordPress after Yusef Lateef.
That said, Here is a video of Lateef’s The Golden Flute, one of my personal favorites:
Thank you, Yusef Lateef, for all the wonderful memories and enchanting melodies. Your work on the flute and tenor saxophone shall remain unparalleled.
Few days back, I launched a new side project: Quranic Quotes.
As the name suggests, Quranic Quotes is a website dedicated to quotes and verses from The Holy Quran, which shall be presented in the form of pictures and words.
It is a not-for-profit venture, and there are already a couple of posts live, and you can read more about Quranic Quotes here.