Randy Weston

Pianist and composer

Pianist and composer Randy Weston occupies a pivotal place in American music. A pianist of powerful intensity and originality, Weston emerged from a thriving musical scene in 1950s Brooklyn, which included Max Roach, George Russell, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Miles Davis. His most enduring musical influence is Thelonious Monk, who nurtured his talent. He went on to tour five continents and collaborate with luminaries such as Langston Hughes.

Pianist and composer Randy Weston occupies a pivotal place in American music. A pianist of powerful intensity and originality, Weston emerged from a thriving musical scene in 1950s Brooklyn, which included Max Roach, George Russell, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Miles Davis. His most enduring musical influence is Thelonious Monk, who nurtured his talent. He went on to tour five continents and collaborate with luminaries such as Langston Hughes.

Lectures

11.09.2016 (00:00)

The Work of Randy Weston