By Randy Weston,Willard Jenkins
Weston’s narrative is replete with stories of the folk he has met and befriended, and with whom he has labored. He describes his certain partnerships with Langston Hughes, the musician and arranger Melba Liston, and the jazz student Marshall Stearns, in addition to his friendships and collaborations with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, the novelist Paul Bowles, the Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, the Ghanaian jazz artist Kofi Ghanaba, the Gnawa musicians of Morocco, and so on. With African Rhythms, a world jazz virtuoso keeps to create cultural history.
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