Label: Freedom - FLP 40153,Intercord - 28 491-9 U Format: Vinyl LP, Album Country: Germany Genre: Jazz Style: Modal
This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try Randy Weston - Blues To Africa (Vinyl offer Used CDs in the best shape possible. Sealed This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. They were all explaining the African-American experience in a global perspective, which was unusual at the time. Bluewho subsequently continued in that role. Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all.
It was a superb mixture of symphonic instrumentation and African Rhythms. The Call was first performed by Randy at the Monterey Festival in It is a spiritual, a signal for unity: Randy felt that when he wrote The Call that it would become his signature, the final note in what he was trying to say in his music.
It was his vision that at some point in his career by playing it, he would be joined by other musicians in one everlasting jam Kucheza Blues is the final movement of Uhuru Africa. The Kucheza is for the day when freedom has Finally come, when Black people all over the world, Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, South America wherever a black, brown, or beige skin exists, will have their bondage lifted.
The party on that day will be rejoicing and dancing! Or give me some skin. Uhuru Kwanza Freedom: Kwanza is the first movement and it means for the African people Freedom. Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail. This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use although not major ones.
May have slight surface noise when played. Very Good Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major. May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty. May have a number of marks 5 to 10 at most , and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep.
Most marks should still not click under a fingernail. May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more. This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.
Very Good - minus Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster. Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic, with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record. Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner and has some marks across the surface.
The record should play okay, though probably with surface noise. May have marks on all parts, too many to qualify as Very Good-, or several deeper marks, but the record should still be ok for play without skips. In general, this is a record that was played a fair amount, and handled without care. A typical example may be a record which has been heavily played by a DJ, and carries marks from slip cueing.
Depending on the quality of the vinyl, may play with surface noise throughout. Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface, and will most likely play with surface noise throughout. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips. In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record. Fair This is a grade we rarely use, as we try not to sell records in very bad condition, though in some rare cases we will list a record in such bad shape that it does not conform to the standards above.
Poor Like "Fair", we rarely list records in this condition, as they represent the extreme low end of spectrum. One of the first true moments of brilliance from pianist Randy Weston — an early effort for a larger group — of the sort that allowed him to work out even more complicated patterns and rhythms in his music!
The jagged Weston approach to a piano line is very firmly in place, even at LP, Vinyl record album. Randy Weston African Cookbook. They were all explaining the African-American experience in a global perspective, which was unusual at the time.
Weston worked with Kenny Dorham in and in with Cecil Payne , before forming his own trio and quartet and releasing his debut recording as a leader in , Cole Porter in a Modern Mood. Music from the New African Nations featuring the Highlife , the latter recorded in , two years after Weston traveled for the first time to Africa, as part of a U. Uhuru Afrika , or Freedom Africa , is considered a historic landmark album that celebrates several new African countries obtaining their Independence.
In addition, during these years his band often featured the tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin. In Weston traveled throughout Africa with a U. The last stop of the tour was Morocco , where he decided to settle, running his African Rhythms Club in Tangier  for five years, from to He said in a interview: The whole idea was to trace African people wherever we are and what we do with music.
As he explained in a July interview, "We were still living in Tangier, so my son and I came from Tangier to do the recording, but when I got there, Creed Taylor said his formula is electric piano. I was not happy with that, but it was my only hit record. People loved it. For a long stretch Weston recorded infrequently on smaller record labels. He also made a two-CD recording The Spirits of Our Ancestors recorded , released , which featured arrangements by his long-time collaborator Melba Liston.
The album contained new, expanded versions of many of his well-known pieces and featured an ensemble including some African musicians, with guests such as Dizzy Gillespie and Pharoah Sanders also contributing. The music director was saxophonist Talib Kibwe also known as T. Blue , who subsequently continued in that role.
Weston produced a series of albums in a variety of formats: During the same year he performed with Gnawa musicians at Canterbury Cathedral at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Kevin Le Gendre in his review said the two musicians reached "the kind of advanced conversational intimacy only master players achieve.
In Weston was artist-in-residence at The New School in New York, participating in a lecture series, performing, and mentoring students. Weston celebrated his 90th birthday in  with a concert at Carnegie Hall ,  among other activities,       and continued thereafter to tour and speak internationally.
Chandler, and introductions and stories by Weston in his role as griot In these troubling times when our nation is divided by politics, race and religion, Weston uses The African Nubian Suite as a vehicle to remind us of our common heritage: Weston communicates most and best via small details.
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