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African rhythms : the autobiography of Randy Weston

Author: Randy Weston; Willard Jenkins
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: Refiguring American music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of jazz musician Randy Weston, discussing his childhood in Brooklyn, his pride in his African heritage, his performances around the world, his spirituality, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Randy Weston; Randy Weston; Randy Weston
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Weston; Willard Jenkins
ISBN: 9780822347842 0822347849 9780822347989 0822347989 9780822393108 0822393107
OCLC Number: 503828243
Description: xx, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arranger's preface --
Origins --
Growing up in Brooklyn --
The scene shifts to the Pacific --
Postwar: escaping the panic --
Post-Berkshires: succumbing to the irresistible lure --
Enter Melba Liston --
Uhuru Afrika : freedom Africa --
Making the pilgrimage --
Touring the motherland --
Making a home in Africa --
Connecting with the Gnawa --
Building a life in Tangier: the African Rhythms Club --
Festival blues, then divine intervention : blue Moses --
Post Morocco and the Ellington connection --
Compositions and sessions --
The African Rhythms Quintet --
The African Queen --
The adventures of Randy Weston --
Ancient future --
Conclusion: Randy Weston --
philosophically yours --
Discography --
Awards and citations.
Series Title: Refiguring American music.
Responsibility: composed by Randy Weston ; arranged by Willard Jenkins.

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The autobiography of the pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston, one of the worlds most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller.  Read more...

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