Some midweek, midtempo jazz…. nice. Born and named William Emanuel Huddleston, until his father changed the family name to Evans, Yusef Lateef converted to Islam while he was in his early 30s. This was a man open to influence. His classic 1968 album The Blue Yusef Lateef is full of eastern persuasion and never more so than on ‘Like It Is’. Many draw a straight line between ‘Like It Is’ and the subsequent popularity of world music.