Randy Weston - The Storyteller: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (2010)
Jazz, World Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 74 min | 171 MB
Label: Motema | Rel: 2010
Randy Weston was 84 years old at the time of this 2009 concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, though the veteran pianist and composer manages to convey the spirit of someone much younger as he conveys the wisdom of his many years as a performer. Most of the musicians who make up his African Rhythms band are veterans of many concerts and recordings with Weston, including saxophonist T.K. Blue, trombonist Benny Powell, bassist Alex Blake, and African percussionist Neil Clarke, while this is the first recording to feature veteran drummer Lewis Nash with the pianist. Weston opens the show with his Cuban-flavored "Chano Pozo" (dedicated to the fiery percussionist who worked with Dizzy Gillespie), an extended introspective solo that leads directly into the brooding "African Sunrise."