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Radio & Podcasts

Randy Weston, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter

Read "Randy Weston, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter" reviewed by David Brown


This week, our featured artist is pianist, composer and seeker of his ancestral African connection, Randy Weston; a set featuring one of the most recorded drummers in jazz history, Roy Haynes, from Coltrane to Etta Jones will follow. The show continues with a set of tracks recorded live at San Francisco's fabled night club the Blackhawk featuring Monk, Miles and Manne, and finally, a celebration of saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter who sadly passed away this week. Playlist Thelonious Monk ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Highlights of Jazz in the Late 1990s (1995 - 1999)

Read "Highlights of Jazz in the Late 1990s (1995 - 1999)" reviewed by Russell Perry


This is the 96th of 100 programs in the Jazz at 100 series. As we present more recent music, we face the historian's dilemma, what performances will have lasting value? What players will be remembered for their contributions to advancing the music? What trends will turn into dominant themes? We are following the lead of critic Gary Giddins who wrote an essay entitled “Postwar Jazz: An Arbitrary Roadmap (1945—2001)" where he told the story of post-war jazz through a discussion ...

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Weston Culture

Read "Weston Culture" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Inspired by Randy Weston's passing, Mike and Pat explore four pivotal albums from the pianist/composer's long career, taking in works from 1960 to 2003. Weston's collaboration with trombonist/arranger Melba Liston is discussed in some depth, as her contributions were crucial to some of his greatest recordings. Pat laments not including Weston's album Highlife from 1963, which he says is his favorite of Weston's collaborations with Liston, while Mike explains the religious origins of “Blue Moses." Playlist Discussion of Randy Weston's ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases

Read "Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another master has left us. Randy Weston passed away on Sept. 1st at the venerable age of 92. This week we celebrate the music of an artist that consciously built a bridge between jazz and African musical traditions and, in doing so, strongly contributed to the awareness of the African roots of jazz music. This episode will then feature some interesting new releases by Phronesis, Stefon Harris, Stephane Spira, Fred Hersch and others. Happy listening! ...

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Interview

Randy Weston: The Spirit of Our Ancestors

Read "Randy Weston: The Spirit of Our Ancestors" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


To commemorate the Randy Weston, we've republished this 1999 interview that traces his life and career, from his birth in Brooklyn to the years spent in Africa, from his admiration for Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington to his collaboration with Melba Liston. Every year, Harvard's Department of Music devotes part of its academic year to the study of great jazz masters. Thanks to this program, musicians such as Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Lester Bowie, Steve Lacy, Illinois ...

Interview

Randy Weston: Brooklyn, Africa e ritorno

Read "Randy Weston: Brooklyn, Africa e ritorno" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Per ricordare il grande pianista statunitense, riproponiamo un'intervista del 1999 che ripercorre la sua vita e la sua carriera, dalla nascita a Brooklyn agli anni passati in Africa fino alla consacrazione dopo il rientro negli Stati Uniti. Ogni anno, la facoltà di musica dell'università di Harvard, dedica parte del suo calendario accademico all'analisi ed all'approfondimento della musica di uno dei grandi maestri del jazz. Grazie a questo programma, musicisti del calibro di Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Lester ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Randy Weston Live In Padua, 1975

Read "Randy Weston Live In Padua, 1975" reviewed by Centro d'Arte Padova



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