Randy Weston Day
April 6, 1926 – September 1, 2018
Live in Spain
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Pianist and composer Randy Weston was born April 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York.
Piano lessons started early. Wynton Kelly was a cousin.
After working with artists like Kenny Dorham and Cecil Payne in the early 1950s, he launched his career as a leader.
In the late 1940s he ran a restaurant frequented by bebop musician and started gigging himself as a pianist with prominent jazz men including Eddie Vinson and Bullmoose Jackson.
Randy Weston’s piano began incorporate African and Caribbean elements in the 1960s.
He journeyed to Africa with a U.S. cultural delegation in 1967 and decided to settle in Tangier, Morocco where he ran the African Rhythms Club until 1972.
Randy Weston performs in Spain in 1990.
Randy Weston, piano
Robin Kenyatta, alto sax
Eric Asante, drums
1 “A Night In M’Bari”
2 “Portrait Of frank Edward Weston”
3 “Little Niles”