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Randy Weston's African Rhythms Quintet, with Abdou Mboup

Steeped in the musical cultures of Africa, pianist, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston performs with his quintet featuring trombonist Benny Powell, plus Senegalese percussionist Abdou Mboup.

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An NEA Jazz Masters on Tour Event
with special guest Abdou Mboup

Steeped in the vibrant musical cultures of Africa, NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers. The Village Voice hails Weston for possessing "the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest, most inventive beat." As Langston Hughes once said, "When Randy plays, a combination of strength and gentleness, virility and velvet, emerges from the keys in an ebb and flow of sound seemingly as natural as the waves of the sea." As part of NEA Jazz Masters on Tour, he performs with his quintet African Rhythms featuring acclaimed trombonist Benny Powell, plus special guest percussionist Abdou Mboup, a Senegalese kora master.  
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