Sunday, September 2, 2018

Randy Weston (1926–2018)

“An esteemed pianist whose music and scholarship advanced the argument — now broadly accepted — that jazz is, at its core, an African music”: the pianist and composer Randy Weston has died at the age of ninety-two.

Here, from 1985, is Weston performing one of his best-known compositions, “Hi-Fly.” And here, from 2013, is an extended performance at the National Museum of American History.

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The Crow said...

Seems to me that jazz is to music what abstract paintings are to, no matter which.