A as in Africa


Randy Weston

Randy Weston
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2016
Photo : Pascal Kober

The African continent is the source of jazz.  In the late 1960s, Randy Weston was one of the first to bring African and American musicians together.  To do so, he opened a jazz club in Morocco, inviting gnawa musicians to share the stage with him. When he agreed to this portrait session, he was 90.  Hale and hearty (and with above all, a great ear!), Randy Weston once again charmed his audience at the concert. Hats off to you, Mr. Weston !

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of my Abécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present ! Want to order ? Here it is :

Publisher’s website


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