Randy Weston

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Randy Weston
Randy Weston.jpg
Weston in 2007
Background information
Birth nameRandolph Edward Weston
Born(1926-04-06)April 6, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2018(2018-09-01) (aged 92)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, African jazz, world fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, bandleader
Years active1950s–2018
LabelsRiverside, Antilles, Verve, Motéma
Associated actsMelba Liston

Randy Weston (April 6, 1926 – September 1, 2018) was an American jazz pianist and composer.[1]

Weston's works were influenced by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.[2] Weston worked often with trombonist and arranger Melba Liston.[3]

Weston died on September 1, 2018 in New York City of heart disease at the age of 92.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ginell, Richard S. "Randy Weston". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. Ian Patterson, on Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet: The Storyteller, All About Jazz, November 24, 2010.
  3. Carney Smith, Jessie, ed. (1995). Notable Black American Women (Book 2). Gale. pp. 413–415. ISBN 0810391775.
  4. Giovanni Russonello, "Randy Weston, Pianist Who Traced Africa in Jazz, Dies at 92", The New York Times, September 1, 2018.

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