Randy Weston

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Randy Weston

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The interview begins outside of the coastal lounge in Brooklyn - there are a few people involved in this sound bite Randy Weston, Jennifer Scott, Maxine Gordon, Jitu Weusi, and two unidentified voices.

The group is touring famous jazz locations in Brooklyn via vehicle, while describing home life and the social intersections that made this meeting possible.

The first stop on the journey is the Coastal Lounge. Randy Weston shares memories of playing ‘twinkle-twinkle’ and writing the song ‘Salsa Eyes’ for a bar maid at Kingston Lounge.

Growing up, Weston shared friendships with several prominent jazz artists, including Thelonious Monk. In his father’s car, he and Weston would drive around the city. Brooklyn had more clubs than Harlem, in fact. Other jazz artists resided in this community–Miles was living on...

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October 22, 2008

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2010.01.07

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English

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Summary prepared by Megan Goins Diouf

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