Second Time Around: Randy Weston - "African Cookbook"

Second Time Around: Randy Weston - "African Cookbook"

African Cookbook is the 1973 commercial release of an album Randy Weston recorded in 1964 that he originally had to release on his own due to a lack of interest from any record labels. It's an excellent advanced hard bop LP that shows off the full range of Weston's musicianship, compositional skills, and talent as a bandleader.

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Roots Music: Randy Weston - "Little Niles"

Roots Music: Randy Weston - "Little Niles"

Little Niles features a couple of jazz legends in Randy Weston and Johnny Griffin, along with the outsized and under-appreciated talents of trombonist and arranger Melba Liston. It's an excellent hard bop record that has flown under the radar despite the pedigree of it's players.

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