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Jazz - Released October 1, 1959 | CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

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Jazz - Released October 26, 1959 | CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

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Jazz - Released August 5, 1963 | CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

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Jazz - Released December 31, 1983 | 1201 MUSIC

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Jazz - Released December 28, 1987 | Black Saint

This set of duets by David Murray (doubling on tenor and bass clarinet) and pianist Randy Weston is a bit of a surprise. Rather than performing standards or some of Weston's "hits," the duo stretches out on three obscurities by the two musicians (only Weston's "Blue Moses" is slightly known) and Butch Morris' "Clever Beggar." Weston provides a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation for Murray's thick-toned but sometimes screeching flights, and the combination works pretty well. © Scott Yanow /TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1990 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

On the second of three quartet recordings (with bassist Jamil Nasser, drummer Idris Muhammad and percussionist Eric Asante) recorded on three consecutive days, pianist Randy Weston plays six Duke Ellington compositions. Other than "Caravan" and "C Jam Blues," the tunes are rarely performed ("Limbo Jazz" and "Chromatic Love Affair" are far from standards), allowing Weston to construct inventive improvisations that do not borrow from the original recordings; even "Caravan" sounds fresh. All three of these releases (the others are a set of originals and a program of Thelonious Monk tunes) are easily recommended to Randy Weston's fans. © Scott Yanow /TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1990 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

The first of three albums recorded in a three day period, this CD features pianist Randy Weston in a quartet with bassist Jamil Nasser, drummer Idris Muhammad and percussionist Eric Asante, interpreting seven of Thelonious Monk's songs. Since Monk was a major (but not dominant) influence on his style, Weston fully understands Thelonious' music without feeling compelled to closely copy his musical role model. Highlights include fresh versions of "Well You Needn't," "Misterioso" and a 13 1/2 minute rendition of "Functional." © Scott Yanow /TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1990 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

This album was the culmination of three days of recording in Paris during the summer of 1989 (hence its subtitle of "The Last Day"). The previous days resulted in the albums PORTRAITS OF MONK and PORTRAITS OF DUKE ELLINGTON, two key figures in Weston's music. All the sessions were realized with an expanded rhythm section of bass player Jamil Nasser (who played with Weston as far back as 1957), drummer Idris Muhammad, and percussionist Eric Asante. These half-dozen original compositions richly articulate Weston's unique musical voice, one that mixes a thorough grounding in American jazz traditions with an abiding love and study of African heritage (he's lived on the continent at extended times during his career). Throughout the entire set, the quartet's interplay is passionate and inventive. © TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1989 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Jazz - Released January 1, 1992 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

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Pianist Randy Weston and arranger Melba Liston had a musical reunion on this special double-CD, their first joint project since 1973's Tanjah. Liston's charts for the pianist's ten originals perfectly fit Weston's adventurous style and the twelve-piece group (which includes three percussionists) is filled with highly individual voices including the tenors of Billy Harper and Dewey Redman. With trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and tenor-saxophonist Pharoah Sanders making guest appearances and Randy Weston heard at the peak of his powers, this is a highly recommended set. © Scott Yanow /TiVo
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Jazz - Released April 30, 1992 | 1201 MUSIC

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1993 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Pianist Randy Weston and trombonist/arranger Melba Liston have collaborated successfully for many years. This pairing was on a series of blues numbers, with Weston doubling as session producer and pianist while giving Liston almost total arranging control, except for three numbers. The results were an intriguing twist on standard 12-bar blues, as Weston's muscular piano lead the way through rigorous performances of Count Basie's "Volcano" and his own "Blues For Strayhorn," "Sad Beauty Blues" and "In Memory Of." Liston's arrangements required disciplined solos, and Weston's steady hand generated impressive cohesion and interaction during the unison segments. A superb example of the African/African-American musical continuum. © Ron Wynn /TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1989 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1994 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Over the course of his career, Randy Weston has occasionally revisited the solo piano context. Here, opening with Nat "King" Cole's "In the Cool of the Evening," Weston thoughtfully mixes his own compositions with telling covers (Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, and Fats Waller). Alone at a piano, it's evident how expansive and orchestrally-oriented Weston's musical thinking is; he utilizes beautiful density and open atmospherics with equal aplomb, and all with gorgeous melodicism. The album was digitally recorded live to 2-track in the ballroom of the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, a perfect setting for Weston, preserving both the cool and broad sound of the large room and the warmth of his piano playing. © TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1995 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Randy Weston was still at the peak of his powers, despite nearing his 70th birthday, for this set recorded with a septet in 1995. Weston's writing and playing have long drawn from a combination of American jazz and African traditions. This set celebrates that rich and entwined heritage, and Weston fearlessly juxtaposes dissonant note clusters with sweetly inviting melodies. "Tangier Bay," is, for example, relentlessly propulsive with undulating counter-rhythms. His three front-line soloists are distinct and inventive: tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, alto saxophonist Talib Kibwe, and trombonist Benny Powell. This album, along with EARTH BIRTH and the PORTRAITS series, made the '90s an expansive and productive decade for Weston. © TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1997 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Recorded in Montreal with 24 strings from the Montreal Symphony and two can't-miss jazz cohorts, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Billy Higgins, here we have another reunion between Weston and arranger Melba Liston in a collection of mostly early Weston tunes, some dating back to the early 1950s. The strings sound unearthly, as if they were recorded in a dead studio (the locale is the Ludget-Duvernay Hall of Montreal's Monument National), and even though Liston blends them with the piano in an integral manner, they respond stiffly; it's an uneasy, not terribly imaginative fusion. The most famous Weston tune "Hi-Fly" is completely retooled into a cocktail-hour ballad - it also features the most intricate string chart - and composer Weston enjoys poking around the tune's angles and corners. Coming after his exciting African experiments in the '90s, this CD, despite Weston's sharply-etched solos, is a relatively minor nostalgic effort. © Richard S. Ginell /TiVo
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1998 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

The team of Randy Weston, composer/pianist, and Melba Liston, arranger, returns triumphantly to the territory carved out by The Spirits of Our Ancestors -- only not at quite such length (just one CD) and with a new thrust, exploring ancient connections between African and Chinese cultures. The CD opens with a mighty building crash of percussion and continues in a kind of freeform depiction of creation, with Pharaoh Sanders -- in thrilling form throughout much of the album -- honking and evoking ancient spirits. A tragic grandeur sets in, the Chinese elements are evoked, and then midway through the record, the concept loses its train of thought; the rest of the album becomes a series of disconnected pieces (the theme of "Niger Mambo" threatens to break into "Puttin' On the Ritz" at any moment). The Chinese aspects of the music, signaled by the use of Min Xiao Fen's pipa (a Chinese lute) on a couple of tracks, are heavily outweighed by the thundering African percussion, so the ramifications of such a fusion aren't explored too thoroughly. However, Weston's impressions are almost always compelling anyway, with lots of mesmerizing vamps and passages that sometimes evoke John Coltrane's feelers into African music on Kulu Se Mama. Liston only has three wind voices to work with this time -- Sanders, Benny Powell on trombone and Talib Kibawe on reeds -- and she makes subtle use of them. This is, in any case, a powerful, even visionary piece of work for any musician, let alone one in his early 70s. © Richard S. Ginell /TiVo
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Jazz - Released May 29, 1998 | Blue Moon

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2000 | Hallmark

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2000 | Hallmark