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Pianist Randy Weston seeks the heart of music in Africa

There aren’t many living jazz musicians who can state that the great poet Langston Hughes wrote about them, but pianist Randy Weston is one of those fortunate few. Of Weston’s 1960 album Uhuru Afrika, Hughes wrote, “When Randy Weston plays, a combination of strength and gentleness, virility and velvet emerges from the keys in an ebb and flow of sound seemingly as natural as the waves of the sea.”

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