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African rhythms : the autobiography of Randy Weston

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
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: 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.


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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