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African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston

African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston

  • Author: Jenkins, Willard
Randy Weston is a monumental figure in contemporary jazz, a man whose creativity remains undimmed at the age of 83. He is a living link with the golden era of the 1950s and 60s, a time during... More…

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Contents

  • Arranger's Preface / Willard Jenkins xi Acknowledgments xix Introduction 1
  • 1. Origins 5
  • 2. Growing Up in Brooklyn 18
  • 3. The Scene Shifts to the Pacific 28
  • 4. Postwar: Escaping the Panic 37
  • 5. Post-Berkshires: Succumbing to the Irresistible Lure 55
  • 6. Enter Melba Liston 70
  • 7. Uhuru Afrika: Freedom Africa 82
  • 8. Making the Pilgrimage 102
  • 9. Touring the Motherland 114
  • 10. Making a Home in Africa 135
  • 11. Connecting with the Gnawa 171
  • 12. Building a Life in Tangier: The African Rhythm Club 183
  • 13. Festival Blues, Then Divine Intervention: Blue Moses 194
  • 14. Post Morroco and the Ellington Connection 206
  • 15. Compositions and Sessions 220
  • 16. The African Rhythms Quintet 235
  • 17. The African Queen 252
  • 18. The Adventures of Randy Weston 262
  • 19. Ancient Future 278 Conclusion: Randy Weston ... Philosophically Yours 299 Discography 305 Awards and Citations 323 Index 325