Randy Weston's African Rhythms at Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning
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At 92, a full 64 years after he released his first record, Weston is still performing at full force. He has been called a "griot of jazz and its African roots" and "one of the world's great visionary pianists and composers." A pioneer of multicultural expression on piano, his style draws from Ellington and Monk but is highly distinctive: percussive, rhythmic, capable of producing a wide range of moods. A true jazz great and one of its most important ambassadors. His life work has been in advocacy for connecting worlds of traditions in music. He has impacted jazz composition by pioneering multicultural expression with the piano since the 1950’s....