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Brother Yusef

Proposed recording project that revisits the work and influence of Yusef Lateef.

Led by guitarist Jeff Parker, the idea is a performance of several Yusef Lateef compositions along side newer works by musicians involved. Newer work that is consciously connecting to the father of “world music”, while carrying on the spirit of exploration he was so noted for.

The “Eastern” sound.



Recording at Elgin Park Recordings – Glendale.



Jeff Parker – Guitar

Bennie Maupin – Reeds

George Fludas – Drums

TBD – Bass

TBD – Keys


Lateef material to consider

O’ Blues


The Beginning



Jeff Parker > A review of his recent LP

Bennie Maupin >

George Fludas >




Creative Director Jeffery Plansker –

After a 30+ year career in film direction, Detroit native Jeffery Plansker is producing for his label Geodesic Disques and the radio program Jazz Advance at dublab.

Both of these ongoing projects often revolve around Detroit produced music and musicians. His current production is Beneath Detroit, a continuation of the CD series and now a radio broadcast of the Creative Arts Collective concerts 1979-92 at The Detroit Institute Of Arts.


Producer Mike Andrews

Mike Andrews is founder and guitarist of The Greyboy Allstars as well as a veteran film composer, record producer and creator of Elgin Park Studios. Mike’s production credits include Inara George, _______


Graphic Designer  Freddy Anzures

Former Art Director at Apple / Wax Poetics, currently operating Family Affair SF.