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African rhythms [electronic resource] : the autobiography of Randy Weston / composed by Randy Weston ; arranged by Willard Jenkins.

Author/Creator:
Weston, Randy, 1926-
Publication:
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (350 p.)
Series:
Refiguring American music.
Refiguring American music
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Subjects:
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Weston, Randy, 1926 -- -Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The autobiography of the pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston, one of the world s most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller.
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.
Notes:
"A John Hope Franklin Center book."
Includes index.
Description based on print version record
Includes discography and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Jenkins, Willard, 1949-
ISBN:
1-283-06568-1
9786613065681
0-8223-9310-7
OCLC:
672203150
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822393108 doi