Randy Weston Day

April 6, 1926 – September 1, 2018

 

Live in Spain



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.

Personnel:

Randy Weston, piano
Robin Kenyatta, alto sax
Eric Asante, drums

Set List:

1 “A Night In M’Bari”
2 “Portrait Of frank Edward Weston”
3 “Little Niles”