Randy Weston
The Roots of the Blues
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Blues to Senegal - 04:30
Berkshire Blues - 05:43
Body and Soul - 03:21
Congolese Children Song - 02:35
If One Could Only See - 03:21
Blues to Africa - 04:40
How High the Moon - 03:54
Cleanhead Blues - 02:35
Timbuktu - 02:06
Roots of the Nile - 02:32
Take the A Train - 04:30
The Healers - 07:29
African Lady - 02:40


Randy Weston - piano
Billy Harper - tenor saxophone

Originally having met in 1972 at a Tangiers music festival, legendary pianist Randy Weston and tenor giant Billy Harper have collaborated on an off for over four decades, the most notable being their recording made at Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1974, Carnival. The pairís new recording, The Roots of the Blues, brings these two giants of jazz together to create moving renditions of ten compositions from Westonís incredible anthology along with three standards and a Harper original. The underlying elements intertwining Weston and Harper are a deep understanding of and heart felt connections to the blues.†

Nice feature of Weston/Harper\'s \"Roots of the Blues\" by John Murph in JazzTimes!

John Murph, JazzTimes - January 2014     Read the full article

Nice review of \"Roots of the Blues\" by John Corbett in DownBeat!

John Corbett, DOWNBEAT - January 2014     Read the full article


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