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Document Details


Title: Randy Weston
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-199
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Randy Weston is a jazz pianist and composer. Born April 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Weston began playing piano as a youngster. Partly through his family's influence he has fostered a deep connection to his African heritage and expresses this through his music and conversation. He has travelled extensively, particularly throughout Africa, and attempts to remind his own people of how much they have contributed to the world. Weston continues to perform and record.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/rwcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Weston, Randy, 1926-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 6-Apr-1926
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Composer; Jazz musician
Age at speaking: 70
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 10-Jun-1996
Interviewer: Ridley, Larry, 1937-
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024720-26424