Randy Weston Discography

1954 (age 28)

Randy Weston - Sam Gill Duo

Randy Weston, piano; Sam Gill, bass.
NYC, April 27, 1954
What Is This Thing Called LoveRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone M-47045, MCD-47085-2
I Love YouRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone MCD-47085-2
Night And Day-
I Get A Kick Out Of You-
In The Still Of The NightRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone M-47045, MCD-47085-2
Get Out Of TownRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone MCD-47085-2
Just One Of Those Things-
I've Got You Under My Skin-
* Milestone M-47045   Randy Weston - Zulu
* Milestone MCD-47085-2   Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio
* Riverside RLP 2508   Randy Weston Plays Cole Porter In A Modern Mood

1955

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; Sam Gill, bass #1-5; Art Blakey, drums #1-5.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1955
1.Sweet SueRiverside RLP 2515, RLP 12-227
2.Pam's Waltz-
3.Solemn Meditation-
4.Again-
5.Zulu-
6.If You Could See Me Now-
* Riverside RLP 12-227   Randy Weston - Trio And Solo
= Jazzland JLP 4   Randy Weston, Art Blakey - Zule
= Milestone M-47045   Randy Weston - Zulu
= Milestone MCD-47085-2   Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio
* Riverside RLP 2515   The Randy Weston Trio With Art Blakey

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; Sam Gill, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 29 & 31, 1955
Get HappyRiverside RLP 12-203, RM 3518
Fire Down ThereRiverside RLP 12-203
Where Are You-
Under Blunder-
Dark Eyes-
Summertime-
Bass Knows-
C Jam Blues-
A Ballad-
Twelfth Street Rag-
* Riverside RLP 12-203; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1870-2   Get Happy With The Randy Weston Trio
* Riverside RM 3518, RS 93518   Various Artists - Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Harold Arlen

1956 (age 30)

Randy Weston Trio Plus Cecil Payne

Cecil Payne, baritone sax #1,3,5-8; Randy Weston, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 14 & 21, 1956
1.The Man I LoveRiverside RLP 12-214, RLP 12-267
2.Serenade In BlueRiverside RLP 12-214
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-
* Riverside RLP 12-214; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1883-2   Randy Weston Trio Plus Cecil Payne - With These Hands...
= Milestone M-47045   Randy Weston - Zulu
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive

Randy Weston Solo

Randy Weston, piano.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1956
Little Girl BlueRiverside RLP 12-227
We'll Be Together Again-
Softness-
Lover-
* Riverside RLP 12-227   Randy Weston - Trio And Solo
= Jazzland JLP 4   Randy Weston, Art Blakey - Zule
= Milestone M-47045   Randy Weston - Zulu
= Milestone MCD-47085-2   Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio

Randy Weston Trio And Cecil Payne

Cecil Payne, baritone sax #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 MeditationRiverside RLP 12-232
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-
* Riverside RLP 12-232; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1747, OJCCD-1747-2   Randy Weston Trio And Cecil Payne - Jazz A La Bohemia
= Jazzland JLP 13   Randy Weston, Cecil Payne - Greenwich Village Jazz

Randy Weston Quintet

Ray Copeland, trumpet; Cecil Payne, baritone, alto sax; Randy Weston, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.
NYC, November 21, 1956
Run JoeDawn DLP 1116
In A Little Spanish Town-
J & K Blues-
You Needn't-
* Dawn DLP 1116   Randy Weston - The Modern Art Of Jazz

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Willie Jones, drums.
NYC, November 22, 1956
Loose WigDawn DLP 1116, DLP 1124
A Theme For TeddyDawn DLP 1116
Don't Blame Me-
How High The MoonDawn DLP 1116, DLP 1123
Stormy WeatherHarmony HL 7196
* Dawn DLP 1116   Randy Weston - The Modern Art Of Jazz
* Dawn DLP 1124   Various Artists - Jazz For Hi-Fi Lovers
* Dawn DLP 1123   Various Artists - Critics' Choice
* Harmony HL 7196   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival

1957

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; John A. "Peck" Morrison, bass; Connie Kay, drums.
Beltone Recording Studios, NYC, spring 1957
Earth BirthJubilee JLP 1060
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen-
Saucer Eyes-
I Got Rhythm-
Gingerbread-
Cocktails For Two-
Honeysuckle Rose-
Fe-Double-U Blues-
* Jubilee JLP 1060   Randy Weston - Piano A-La-Mode

1958

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; Jamil Nasser, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums; Allan Morrison, announcer.
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 5, 1958
Announcement By Allan MorrisonMetrojazz E 1005
58-XY-930STMachine Blues-
58-XY-931STHi-Fly-
58-XY-932STExcerpt From Bantu Suite-
58-XY-933STBeef Blues Stew-
* Metrojazz E 1005   The Randy Weston Trio And The Lem Winchester Quartet - New Faces At Newport

Randy Weston Sextet

Ray Copeland, trumpet #1-5,7; Idrees Sulieman, trumpet #6; Melba Liston, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano; George Joyner, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958
1.Earth BirthUnited Artists UAL 4011
2.Little Susan-
3.Nice Ice-
4.Little Niles-
5.Pam's Waltz-
6.Babe's Blues-
7.Let's Climb A Hill-
* United Artists UAL 4011, UAS 5011   Randy Weston's Music - Little Niles
= Blue Note BN-LA598-H2   Randy Weston - Little Niles

1959

Randy Weston Trio Plus Four Trombones

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 LadiesUnited Artists UAL 4045
I Know Your KindUnited Artists UAL 4045; Blue Note BN-LA598-H2
Rose Lovejoy Of Paradise AlleyUnited Artists UAL 4045
Anyone Would Love You-
Once Knew A FellaUnited Artists UAL 4045; Blue Note BN-LA598-H2
Every Once In A While-
Fair WarningUnited Artists UAL 4045
Are You Ready Gyp Watson-
That Ring On The Finger-
Once Knew A Fella (repeat track)-
I Say HelloUnited Artists UAL 4045; Blue Note BN-LA598-H2
* United Artists UAL 4045, UAS 5045   The Randy Weston Trio Plus Four Trombones - Destry Rides Again
* Blue Note BN-LA598-H2   Randy Weston - Little Niles

Randy Weston Sextet

Kenny Dorham, trumpet #1-3,5,6; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; 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 FlyUnited Artists UAL 4066
2.Beef Blues Stew-
3.Where-
4.Star Crossed Lovers-
5.Spot Five Blues-
6.Lisa Lovely-
* United Artists UAL 4066, UAS 5066   Randy Weston - Live At The Five Spot
= Blue Note BN-LA598-H2   Randy Weston - Little Niles

1960

Randy Weston Quartet

Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Randy Weston, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
NYC, June 30, 1960
15053"204"Roulette unissued
15054Cry Me Not-
15055Portrait Of Patsy J-
15056Cecil's Blues-
15057Honky Tonk-
15058Uncle Nemo-
15059Saucer Eyes-

Randy Weston Group

Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Richard Williams, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Slide Hampton, Quentin Jackson, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Yusef Lateef, tenor sax, flute, oboe; Budd Johnson, tenor sax, clarinet; Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, piccolo; Cecil Payne, Sahib Shihab, baritone, alto sax; 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 1Roulette R-65001, RE-130
1st Movement: Uhuru Kwanza, Part 2-
2nd Movement: African Lady-
3rd Movement: Bantu-
4th Movement: Kucheza Blues-
* Roulette R-65001, SR-65001   Randy Weston - Uhuru Afrika
* Roulette RE-130   Randy Weston - Echoes Of An Era - Bantu Afrika

1963

Randy Weston Group

Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, trombone; Julius Watkins, French horn; Aaron Bell, tuba; Budd Johnson, soprano, tenor sax; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; 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 HighlifeColpix CP 456
Niger Mambo-
Zulu-
In Memory Of-
Congolese Children-
Blues To Africa-
Mystery Of Love-
* Colpix CP 456, SCP 456   Randy Weston - Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife

1964

Randy Weston Septet

Ray Copeland, trumpet, flugelhorn, arranger #1-6; Booker Ervin, tenor sax #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 Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1964
1. 23815Berkshire BluesBakton BR 1001
2. 23816Portrait Of Vivian-
3. 23817Willie's Tune-
4. 23818Niger Mambo-
5. 23819African Cookbook-
6. 23820Congolese Children's Song-
7. 23821Blues For Five Reasons-
* Bakton BR 1001, BRS 1001   Randy Weston - Randy!
= Atlantic SD 1609   Randy Weston - African Cookbook

1965

Randy Weston Solo

Randy Weston, piano.
NYC, August 18, 1965
Berkshire BluesFreedom (E) FLP 41026
Lagos-
Sweet Meat-
Ifran-
* Freedom (E) FLP 41026; Arista Freedom AL 1026; Black Lion (G) BLCD 760205   Randy Weston - Berkshire Blues

Randy Weston Trio

Randy Weston, piano; Vishnu Bill Wood, bass; Lennie McBrowne, drums.
NYC, October 14, 1965
Three Blind MiceFreedom (E) FLP 41026
Perdido-
Purple Gazelle-
* Freedom (E) FLP 41026; Arista Freedom AL 1026; Black Lion (G) BLCD 760205   Randy Weston - Berkshire Blues

1972 (age 46)

Randy Weston, Guests: Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Hubert Laws

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; John Frosk, Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, Warren Covington, trombone; Wayne Andre, trombone, baritone horn; Paul Faulise, bass trombone; James Buffington, Brooks Tillotson, French horn; Hubert Laws, flute, alto, bass flute, electric flute; Romeo Penque, oboe, English horn, clarinet, flute, alto, bass flute, piccolo; George Marge, English horn, clarinet, flute, alto, bass flute; Grover Washington Jr., tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano, electric piano; David Horowitz, Moog; Ron Carter, bass; Bill Wood, bass #3; Bill Cobham, drums; Phil Kraus, Airto Moreira, Azzedin Weston, percussion; Madame Meddah, vocals; Don Sebesky, arranger.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March & April, 1972
1.IfraneCTI CTI 6016
2.Ganawa (Blue Moses)CTI CTI 6016; KUDU SS-1
3.Night In MedinaCTI CTI 6016
4.Marrakesh Blues-
* CTI CTI 6016   Randy Weston - Blue Moses
* KUDU SS-1   Grover Washington Jr. - Side Star

1974

Randy Weston Quartet

Billy Harper, tenor sax, flute; Randy Weston, piano; William Allen, bass; Don Moye, drums; Steve Berrios, congas, percussion.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 5, 1974
CarnivalFreedom (E) FLP 40148
Introduction-
Tribute To Duke Ellington-
Introduction-
Mystery Of Love-
Billy Harper, tenor sax, flute; Randy Weston, piano; William Allen, bass; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass, oud; Don Moye, drums; Steve Berrios, congas, percussion.
IsmaFreedom (E) unissued
Sahel-
* Freedom (E) FLP 40148   Randy Weston - Recorded Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival - Carnival
= Freedom (E) FLP 41004; Arista Freedom AL 1004   Randy Weston - Live At Montreux '74 - Carnival

Randy Weston Solo

Randy Weston, piano.
"The Aula Ramibuhl", Zurich, Switzerland, August 14, 1974
African Village / Bedfort StuyvesantFreedom (E) FLP 40153
Tangier Bay-
Blues To Africa-
Kasbah Kids-
Uhuru Kwanza-
The Call-
Kucheza Blues-
Sahel-
* Freedom (E) FLP 40153, FLP 41014; Arista Freedom AL 1014   Randy Weston - Blues To Africa

1975

Randy Weston Solo

Randy Weston, piano.
Studio Palm, Paris, France, September 21, 1975
Yubadeeenja (G) 2086
Little Niles-
Blues To Senegal-
African Nite-
Con Alma-
C.W. Blues-
Jejouka-
* enja (G) 2086, CD 2086-2   Randy Weston - Nuit Africaine

1991 (age 65)

Randy Weston Group

Randy Weston, piano.
BMG Studios, NYC, May 20, 21 & 22, 1991
African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 1Antilles 314 511 896-2
Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Talib Kibwe, alto sax, alto flute; Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 sax, alto flute; Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, tenor sax; 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-
Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Talib Kibwe, alto sax, alto flute; Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums; Big Black, percussion.
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 sax, alto flute; Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, tenor sax; 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-
* Antilles 314 511 896-2; Verve (F) 511 857-2   Randy Weston - The Spirits Of Our Ancestors