Randy Weston

Born 6 April 1926
Randy Weston
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1926-04-06
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Randy Weston

Randy Weston Biography (Wikipedia)

Randy Weston (born April 6, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz pianist and composer of Jamaican parentage. He was described by Marian McPartland as "one of the world's great visionary pianists and composers".

Weston's piano style owes much to Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk (he has paid direct tribute to both on the "portraits" albums), but it is highly distinctive in its qualities: percussive, highly rhythmic, capable of producing a wide variety of moods.

Also been characterized as a "griot of jazz and its African roots", Weston has said: "It's so important to teach the history of our music and the origins of our music, which comes directly from the African continent.... Musicians have to be historians, too." Described as "America's African Musical Ambassador", he has said: "What I do I do because it's about teaching and informing everyone about our most natural cultural phenomenon. It's really about Africa and her music."

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Marrakech Blues
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Marrakech Blues
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In Memory Of
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In Memory Of
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Fire Down There
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Fire Down There
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In A Little Spanish Town
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In A Little Spanish Town
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Portrait of Vivian
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Portrait of Vivian
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Once In A While
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Once In A While
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Kucheza Blues
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Kucheza Blues
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Con Alma
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Con Alma
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Yu Badee
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Yu Badee
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Boram Xam Xam
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Boram Xam Xam
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Are You Ready, Gyp Watson?
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Are You Ready, Gyp Watson?
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Fly Hi
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Fly Hi
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Live at Montreux 1974
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Live at Montreux 1974
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Blue Moses
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Blue Moses
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Lalla Mira (Part 2)
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Lalla Mira (Part 2)
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