Un disque au hasard ? “Portraits of Duke Ellington” par Randy Weston
Randy Weston, l’un des plus grands pianistes de Jazz reprend l'œuvre d’un autre maître Duke Ellington sur ce disque sorti en 1989 qui rend hommage au côté le plus afro du pianiste. L’occasion d’écouter cette sublime reprise de “Caravan” par Duke Ellington, entouré du batteur Idris Muhammad et du percussionniste ghanéen Eric Asente. Ensemble, ils rendent hommage à ce standard du Duke. Un titre qui rappelle aux musiciens les caravanes qui traversaient le Sahara du Sud au Nord. Voir Acast.com/privacy pour les informations sur la vie privée et l'opt-out.
Jabari Johnson, Randy Weston, & Crystal Aikin talks Risk Taker Tour, Baptism, and much more
On this edition of The Buzz, it was all about the Risk Taker Tour. We had a great conversation with Jabari, Crystal and Randy discussing the tour, taking risks, Jabari's baptism, and much more. Connect with them today: https://www.instagram.com/jabarijohnson/ https://www.instagram.com/judah_band/ https://www.instagram.com/therealcrystalaikin/ Connect With Us Today : https://linktr.ee/gospelmusicbuzz https://www.instagram.com/gospelmusicbuzzz Podcast: https://anchor.fm/gospel-music-buzz
Jazz Pianist And Innovator Randy Weston Renews a Connection With His African Past (Archives)
The late American pianist, composer, and “Legend of Jazz,” Randy Weston, stretched across history to forge connections to an African past, as he had done for decades. On his 2017 recording, The African Nubian Suite, Weston took as his subject matter the very origins of humanity – the fossilized skeletal remains of “Ardi,” a hominid who lived around 4.5 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. This "planetary music," as Weston called it stretches across millennia, looking to the Nubian empire (now northern Sudan/southern Egypt), African folk traditions, Sufi music, blues, and jazz. Randy Weston joined us in-studio in 2017. (From the Archives.)
Diaspora, the actual transfer of slaves from Africa to the middle islands was endemic of the cut throat policies that empires had and still have. What kept the slaves together spirituality was the drum and the rhythms that came from the drum...let the body dance the mambo or the bolero or Afro Cuban or bebop. My guest today is one of the most rhythmic percussive pianists in the world. His sound is unique and has been for the last 70 years. He came of age with Bird and Duke Basie and Ellington before cutting albums as a leader. What does it take to be a good leader? Knowing the history of the music your playing and creating is being a good leader and my guest has always had major threads of his homeland in his music. He has been traveling to Africa to listen and hear the chants of the natives along with the elephants and lions and scorched earth where all of man originated. He plays the Niger Mambo with Big Black in the loft downtown along with Thelonious and Barry Harris and Ray Bryant. Catch up on some sleep, shake off the demons and get back on the bandstand.
Stellar Award-winning Randy Weston of Judah Band talks with Lin. Woods about how God stimulates more creativity in hard times, working with Grammy Award winner Vashawn Mitchell, how Judah band went from experiment to recording group, it's only Up From Here in the pandemic and more. Listen. Download for Free. Subscribe. Donate. Connect on Twitter:@linwoods