© Jules Allen
Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, the legendary pianist is a historic witness to the story of jazz and its African-American origins. In his music, he is an erudite explorer, sensitively uncovering the history of African civilisations in search of his roots, while playing alongside the best, from Dizzy Gillespie to Pharoah Sanders to name but two. The creator of about fifty records, the pianist has just celebrated his 90th birthday and has not lost an ounce of his generosity. Accompanied by Billy Harper, a saxophonist 20 years his junior who has contributed to all his greatest successes, they continue to tell their story through music.
Line Up : Randy Weston – Piano ; Alex Blake – Double bass; TK Blue – Alto saxophone, flute ; Billy Harper –Tenor saxophone; Neil Clarke – African percussion
Album : « The Roots of the Blues » / Label : M M Music Agency