AFRICAN COOKBOOK by RANDY WESTON

SKU49622
ArtistRANDY WESTON
TitleAFRICAN COOKBOOK
LabelATLANTIC
Catalog #ATLANTIC 1609
Genre
ReleaseW 14 - 2009
FormatVinyl - USLP
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Description

Great album of African-tinged jazz -- recorded privately by Randy Weston in the mid 60s, and not issued formally until 1972 by Atlantic Records! The session shows Weston at the height of his modernist experiments -- and at a time when his work was going largely undocumented, probably because of its progressive nature -- but really flowing out with a rich Africanist inspiration, and served up with even sharper modern edges than before!His group here includes Big Black on congas, Booker Ervin on tenor, and Ray Copeland on trumpet -- and Copeland also arranged all the tracks, transforming a few older numbers with the bolder spirit of the session.

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