Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jazz Talk: An Evening with Randy Weston, Tonight in NYC

Celebrated pianist and composer Randy Weston (whose only date for CTI, "Blue Moses", is one of my favorite albums) has been at the forefront of musical innovation for over six decades in the integration of African and jazz music. Join Weston and moderator Dr. Lewis Porter for a conversation that traverses Brooklyn, Marrakech and the whole world of jazz in between.

February 28, 2008; 7-8:30 p.m.
Irene Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th Street, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via

Not available on compact-disc in the USA, Randy Weston's "Blue Moses" masterpiece was originally reissued on CD in Japan back in 2000. Featuring superb Don Sebesky arrangements with Randy on the Fender Rhodes, plus great performances by Freddie Hubbard (specially in the opening track "Ifrane"), Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto, Azzedin Weston (Randy's son, a gifted percussionist), Warren Covington, and Grover Washington, Jr. among many others, it can be ordered through HMV.

No comments: