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Randy Weston

Pianist and composer

Pianist and composer Randy Weston occupies a pivotal place in American music. A pianist of powerful intensity and originality, Weston emerged from a thriving musical scene in 1950s Brooklyn, which included Max Roach, George Russell, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Miles Davis. His most enduring musical influence is Thelonious Monk, who nurtured his talent. He went on to tour five continents and collaborate with luminaries such as Langston Hughes.