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Saga

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Saga

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Randy Weston
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B-

Inventive pianist-composer Randy Weston gets too few opportunities to play by himself on the intriguing but rather busy CD Saga. Some sidemen, like saxist Billy Harper and trombonist Benny Powell, are wisely used. But devotees of Weston’s unique mix of African and American influences may be frustrated by the showcasing of others at his expense.