Playing tracks by
Randy Weston, The Randy Weston Trio, Randy Weston's African Rhythms and Randy Weston and Cecil Payne.
Randy Weston has been described by many jazz greats as a visionary mind that has taken us through a fantastic journey into African dialects of music. His father's club exposed him to jazz legends early on where he was able to create a distinctive style of rhythmic percussive tones, a hybrid of Ellington and Monk,
In 1955 Weston was voted as the new star jazz pianist by Down Beat voter’s poll. During this period he was in demand performing with greats such as Bullmore Jackson, Frank Culley, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Langston Hughes, Booker Ervin, Kenny Durham, Melba Liston & Cecil Payne.
In the late sixties he toured Africa and was so well received he decided to stay in Morocco on his last stop on the tour. There have been many jazz musicians who have been influenced by African music but none as distinctive or as avid a student as Randy Weston. He's a unique addition to jazz history who traces the importance of his ancestors, engaging us for years to come. We love you Randy!