Randy Weston Catalog

1954 (age 28)

Randy Weston - Zulu  (Milestone M 47045)

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass)
NYC, April 27, 1954
What Is This Thing Called Love
In The Still Of The Night
** same contents as Riverside RLP 12-214 + RLP 12-227 + 2 bonus tracks.

Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio  (Milestone MCD 47085-2)

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass): same session
NYC, April 27, 1954
I Love You
Night And Day
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Get Out Of Town
Just One Of Those Things
I've Got You Under My Skin
** same contents as Riverside RLP 12-227 + 8 bonus tracks.

1955

Randy Weston - Trio And Solo  (Riverside RLP 12-227)

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass -1/5) Art Blakey (drums -1/5)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955
1.Sweet Sue
2.Pam's Waltz
3.Solemn Meditation
4.Again
5.Zulu
6.If You Could See Me Now
Randy Weston (piano)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1956
Little Girl Blue
We'll Be Together Again
Softness
Lover
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 4 entitled "Randy Weston/Art Blakey - Zule".
** part of Milestone M 47045, MCD 47085-2.

Get Happy With The Randy Weston Trio  (Riverside RLP 12-203)

Randy Weston (piano) Sam Gill (bass) Wilbert Hogan (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 29 & 31, 1955
Get Happy
Fire Down There
Where Are You
Under Blunder
Dark Eyes
Summertime
Bass Knows
C Jam Blues
A Ballad
Twelfth Street Rag
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1870-2.

1956 (age 30)

Randy Weston Trio Plus Cecil Payne - With These Hands...  (Riverside RLP 12-214)

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone -1,3,5/8) Randy Weston (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Wilbert Hogan (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 14 & 21, 1956
1.The Man I Love
2.Serenade In Blue
3.I Can't Get Started With You
4.This Can't Be Love
5.These Foolish Things
6.Lifetime
7.Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
8.Little Niles
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1883-2.
** part of Milestone M 47045.

Randy Weston Trio With Cecil Payne - Jazz A La Bohemia  (Riverside RLP 12-232)

Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone -1,2,4,5,7,8) Randy Weston (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass -1/5,7,8) Al Dreares (drums -1,2,4,5,7,8)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, October 14, 1956
1.Theme: Solemn Meditation
2.Just A Riff
3.You Go To My Head
4.Once In A While
5.Hold 'Em Joe
6.It's All Right With Me
7.Chessman's Delight
8.Theme: Solemn Meditation
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 13 entitled "Greenwich Village Jazz". Original Jazz Classics OJC 1747, OJCCD 1747-2.

Randy Weston - The Modern Art Of Jazz, Vol. 3  (Dawn DLP 1116)

Ray Copeland (trumpet) Cecil Payne (baritone,alto saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Wilbert Hogan (drums)
NYC, November 21, 1956
Run Joe
In A Little Spanish Town
J&K Blues
(Well,) You Needn't
Randy Weston (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
NYC, November 22, 1956
Loose Wig
A Theme For Teddy
Don't Blame Me
How Hight The Moon

Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival  (Harmony HL 7196)

Randy Weston (piano) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass) Willie Jones (drums): same session
NYC, November 22, 1956
Stormy Weather

1957

Randy Weston - Piano A-La-Mode  (Jubilee JLP 1060)

Randy Weston (piano) John A. "Peck" Morrison (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
Beltone Studios, NYC, spring 1957
Earth Birth
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Saucer Eyes
I Got Rhythm
Gingerbread
Cocktails For Two
Honeysuckle Rose
Fe-Double-U Blues

1958

The Randy Weston Trio And The Lem Winchester Quartet - New Faces At Newport  (Metrojazz E 1005)

Randy Weston (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Wilbert Hogan (drums) Allan Morrison (announcer)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 5, 1958
Announcement By Allan Morrison
58-XY-930STMachine Blues
58-XY-931STHi-Fly
58-XY-932STExcerpt From Bantu Suite
58-XY-933STBeef Blues Stew

Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles  (United Artists UAL 4011)

Ray Copeland (trumpet -1/5,7) Idrees Sulieman (trumpet -6) Melba Liston (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) George Joyner (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958
1.Earth Birth
2.Little Susan
3.Nice Ice
4.Little Niles
5.Pam's Waltz
6.Babe's Blues
7.Let's Climb A Hill
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5011.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA598-H2.

1959

The Randy Weston Trio Plus Four Trombones - Destry Rides Again  (United Artists UAL 4045)

Bennie Green, Slide Hampton, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (trombone) Randy Weston (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) Willie Rodriguez (congas)
NYC, May, 1959
We're Ladies
I Know Your Kind
Rose Lovejoy Of Paradise Alley
Anyone Would Love You
Once Knew A Fella
Every Once In A While
Fair Warning
Are You Ready Gyp Watson
That Ring On The Finger
Once Knew A Fella (repeat track)
I Say Hello
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5045.

Randy Weston - Live At The Five Spot  (United Artists UAL 4066)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1/3,5,6) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Wilbur Little (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Clifford Jarvis (drums -6) Brock Peters (vocals -3)
"Five Spot Cafe", NYC, October 26, 1959
1.High Fly
2.Beef Blues Stew
3.Where
4.Star Crossed Lovers
5.Spot Five Blues
6.Lisa Lovely
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5066.
** part of Blue Note BN-LA598-H2.

1960

Randy Weston - Uhuru Afrika  (Roulette R 65001)

Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Slide Hampton, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, oboe) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Jerome Richardson (baritone saxophone, piccolo) Cecil Payne, Sahib Shihab (baritone,alto saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Ron Carter, George Duvivier (bass) G.T. Hogan, Charlie Persip, Max Roach (drums) Candido, Babatunde Olatunji, Armando Peraza (percussion) Martha Flowers (soprano vocals) Brock Peters (baritone vocals) Tuntemeke Sanga (narrator)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, November, 1960
Introduction: Uhuru Kwanza, Part 1
1st Movement: Uhuru Kwanza, Part 2
2nd Movement: African Lady
3rd Movement: Bantu
4th Movement: Kucheza Blues
** also issued on Roulette SR 65001.

1963

Randy Weston - Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife  (Colpix CP 456)

Ray Copeland (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Aaron Bell (tuba) Budd Johnson (soprano,tenor saxophone) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Frankie Dunlop (drums, percussion) Archie Lee (congas, percussion) George Young (percussion)
Webster Hall, NYC, April, 1963
Caban Bamboo Highlife
Niger Mambo
Zulu
In Memory Of
Congolese Children
Blues To Africa
Mystery Of Love
** also issued on Colpix SCP 456.

1964

Randy Weston - Randy!  (Bakton BR 1001)

Ray Copeland (trumpet, flugelhorn, arranger -1/6) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone -1/6) Randy Weston (piano, celeste) Vishnu Wood (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) Big Black (conga drums, vocals -4/6) Sir Harold Murray (percussion -4/6)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1964
1. 23815Berkshire Blues
2. 23816Portrait Of Vivian
3. 23817Willie's Tune
4. 23818Niger Mambo
5. 23819African Cookbook
6. 23820Congolese Children's Song
7. 23821Blues For Five Reasons
** also issued on Bakton BRS 1001. Atlantic SD 1609 entitled "African Cookbook".

1965

Randy Weston - Berkshire Blues  (Freedom (E) FLP 41026)

Randy Weston (piano)
NYC, August 18, 1965
Berkshire Blues
Lagos
Sweet Meat
Ifran
Randy Weston (piano) Vishnu Bill Wood (bass) Lennie McBrowne (drums)
NYC, October 14, 1965
Three Blind Mice
Perdido
Purple Gazelle
** also issued on Arista Freedom AL 1026; Black Lion (G) BLCD 760205.

1974 (age 48)

Randy Weston - Recorded Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival: Carnival  (Freedom (E) FLP 40148)

Billy Harper (tenor saxophone, flute) Randy Weston (piano) William Allen (bass) Don Moye (drums) Steve Berrios (congas, percussion)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1974
Carnival
Introduction
Tribute To Duke Ellington
Introduction
Mystery Of Love
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 41004; Arista Freedom AL 1004 entitled "Live At Montreux '74: Carnival".

Randy Weston - Blues To Africa  (Freedom (E) FLP 40153)

Randy Weston (piano)
"The Aula Ramibuhl", Zurich, Switzerland, August 14, 1974
African Village / Bedfort Stuyvesant
Tangier Bay
Blues To Africa
Kasbah Kids
Uhuru Kwanza
The Call
Kucheza Blues
Sahel
** also issued on Freedom (E) FLP 41014; Arista Freedom AL 1014.

1975

Randy Weston - Nuit Africaine  (Enja (G) 2086)

Randy Weston (piano)
Studio Palm, Paris, France, September 21, 1975
Yubadee
Little Niles
Blues To Senegal
African Nite
Con Alma
C.W. Blues
Jejouka
** also issued on Enja (G) ENJ 2086-2.

1991 (age 65)

Randy Weston - The Spirits Of Our Ancestors  (Antilles 314 511 896-2)

Randy Weston (piano)
BMG Studios, NYC, May 20, 21 & 22, 1991
African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 1
Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Talib Kibwe (alto saxophone, alto flute) Billy Harper, Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Azzedin Weston (percussion)
The Healers
Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black, Azzedin Weston (percussion)
African Cookbook
Yassir Chadly (genbri, karkabas, handclaps, vocals) Jamil Nasser (bass) Azzedin Weston (percussion)
La Elaha-Ella Allah / Morad Allah
Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Talib Kibwe (alto saxophone, alto flute) Billy Harper, Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black (percussion)
The Call
add Azzedin Weston (percussion)
African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 2
omit Nasser, Azzedin Weston
The Seventh Queen
Pharoah Sanders (gaita) Randy Weston (piano) Yassir Chadly (genbri, karkabas, handclaps, vocals) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black (percussion)
Blue Moses
Dizzy Gillespie, Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Talib Kibwe (alto saxophone, alto flute) Billy Harper, Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black, Azzedin Weston (percussion)
African Sunrise
Randy Weston (piano)
A Prayer For Us All
** also issued on Verve (F) 511 857-2.