Sunday, September 2, 2018

R.I.P.: Randy Weston (1926-2018)

(born Randolph Edward Weston on April 6, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, USA; 
died September 1st, 2018, in New York City, NY, USA) 

Piano and composer giant. 
Below, cover images of different issues of my favorite Randy Weston album, "Blue Moses," recorded for CTI in 1972, featuring extraordinary arrangements by Don Sebesky and an all-star cast of musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto, Hubert Laws and Grover Washington, Jr. among others. I had the honor to supervise the first CD reissue, that came out in Japan in 2000. The first CD release in the U.S. came out only in 2010.

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