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Weston Culture

Patrick Burnette By

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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 album Uhuru Afrika (Roulette) 2:45
  • Discussion of Randy Weston's album Blue Moses (CTI) 22:30
  • Discussion of Randy Weston's album Spirit of Our Ancestors (Verve) 35:10
  • Discussion of Randy Weston's album Spirit: The Power of Music (Sunnyside) 56:00
  • Popmatters: 1:10:00


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