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“Randy Weston Live at the Five Spot” and a surprise

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The surprise is not Randy Weston at the live Five Spot but its the addition of the great Coleman Hawkins! What a treat, having Coleman Hawkins teaming up with Kenny Dorham! Of course you have Randy Weston leading the live session and which almost didn’t take place (Read Below). “Randy Weston Live at the Five Spot” is a great classic and again, another live album. It was recorded in 1959 and when he was collaborating with young jazz musicians until his final recording in 1967, learn more here. Get this beauty!

About the album:

The scene for Randy Weston’s Open House was the Five Spot Cafe in Manhattan. The time, a rather dreary Monday in the Fall of 1959, and the setting about as wild a scene as you will ever make. The live performance recording was scheduled for that same evening, but Coleman Hawkins was somewhere high in the skies between Chicago and New York; Roy Haynes was taking a similar route through the sky from Boston, and Wilbur Little and his bass were last heard from in Washington, D.C. Finally, Melba Liston, hospitalized in California, had air-mailed her arrangements….Read More

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