A Rare Trio: Fats Sadi, Yusef Lateef, Duke Jordan

Fats Sadi copyForgive me for my lack of familiarity with this record and this artist: Fats Sadi, The Swinging Fats Sadi Combo, Blue Note 5061. I guess I must have seen this record somewhere on a discography or on The Blue Note Story, but, honestly, seeing this record on eBay, I thought it was a mistake. Then I did a Google search and Fats Sadi was a Belgian vibist who played with a wide range of artists, including Django Reinhardt, Don Byas and, later on, the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. I don’t know anything about this 10-inch record or how it came about that Fats Sadi recorded for Blue Note in the early 1950s. I do know that this copy of the record is listed in VG+ condition for the record and Ex for the cover and has a start price of about $80. With more two days left on the auction there are no bidders.

This one went for a pretty steep price:

Yusef Lateef, Prayer to the East, Savoy 12117. This was an original pressing with the red label and was listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $362. The same seller did quite well with the Duke Jordan record we were watching the other day: Duke Jordan, Flight to Jordan, Blue Note 4046. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing listed in VG++ to mint condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. When we looked at this record just yesterday the bidding was in the $80 range and the action was light. I suggested that the bidding would heat up at the end and it certainly did. The record wound up selling for $1,052.76.


  • I think the Fats Sadi was leased from French Vogue (originally LD212)

  • Gregory The Fish

    as a huge yusef lateef fan, i would love to hear this!

    sad story: a copy of prestige 7112, the sounds of yusef lateef, in beautiful NM condition was available for just $50 at a local shop. when i heard, i didn’t even put on a coat. i drove right over. I saw a guy at the register with it as i walked in. 🙁

    but the owner has reserved things for me in the past, so i hold no ill will. gotta keep other customers too!

  • bill, right you are. Blue Note leased masters from French Vogue to be issued in their 10″ series. The most common being the Clifford Brown/Gigi Gryce Paris sessions. Fats Sadi and Wade Legge were also in the lot.

  • As Rudolf stated it was originaly issued as Vogue LD 212(10″)The line up is Roger Guerin tp. Nat Peck tb. Bobby Jaspar ts. Jean Aldegon bcl. Maurice Vander p.Jean marie Ingrand b. Jean Louis viale drs.

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