For the most part, Randy Weston reached behind the boppers, drawing for inspiration on a solo stride tradition which he adapted to his own needs.
Pianist Randy Weston and arranger Melba Liston will be honored in a celebratory concert at the New England Conservatory.
For a genre that supposedly expired in the 1950’s, the big band’s vital signs seem remarkably robust here in Boston. By J. R. Carroll A welcome recent addition has been the compositions and arrangements of tenor saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez, which layer vivid sonorities and intricate counterpoint atop Afro-Uruguayan candombe and Argentinian tango. She brings her […]