Category Archives: Randy Weston

SUMMER RE-UP: Do or Die

Originally posted 30 July 2006 KASBAH KIDS AFRICAN VILLAGE/BEDFORD STUYVESANT Randy Weston Blues to Africa Arista/Freedom : 1975 RW, piano. In the Venn diagram depicting Randy Weston’s influences and stylistic affinities, there would be overlaps with Monk, Ellington, Abdullah Ibrahim, Morocco, Tangier,… Continue reading

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Hot Fun in the Summertime
(Open Fire Hydrants in Tangiers Edition)

IN MEMORY OF TANJAH JAMAICA EAST Randy Weston Tanjah Polydor : 1973 RW, piano, Fender Rhodes organ; Ernie Royal, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jon Faddis, trumpet, flugelhorn; Al Grey, trombone; Jack Jeffers, trombone; Julius Watkins, french horn; Norris Turney,… Continue reading

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Autoscopy: A solo piano mixtape compiled by Vijay Iyer

We’re incredibly pleased to offer this guest post by pianist and composer Vijay Iyer. He’s compiled an annotated mixtape of personally significant solo piano recordings. It showcases the stunning beauty, range, and continuity of piano jazz. For those who aren’t… Continue reading

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Do or Die

KASBAH KIDS AFRICAN VILLAGE/BEDFORD-STUYVESANT Randy Weston Blues to Africa Arista/Freedom : 1975 RW, piano. In the Venn diagram depicting Randy Weston’s influences and stylistic affinities, there would be overlaps with Monk, Ellington, perhaps Abdullah Ibrahim, Morocco, Tangier, Nigeria. And a… Continue reading

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