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Randy Weston

  • Carnival [Arista/Freedom, 1974] B+

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Carnival [Arista/Freedom, 1974]
A delightful discovery. Weston applies the rigorous wit of Monk to easy rolling African polyrhythms, and they hold up. The title cut suggests a time when intellect is transcended rather than blotted out and makes Lonnie Liston Smith sound pretty sloppy. B+