Live At The Five Spot
  • Randy Weston
    Randy Weston

Randy Weston

Live At The Five Spot

Fresh Sound 1600 Series

Kenny Dorham (tp), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Randy Weston (p), Wilbur Little (b), Roy Haynes, Clifford Jarvis (d), Brock Peters (vcl)

Reference: FSRCD 1645

Bar code: 8427328616454


The scene for Randy Westons Open House was the Five Spot Cafe in Manhattan. The time, a rather dreary Monday in the Fall of 1959, and the setting about as wild a scene as you will ever make.

The live performance recording was scheduled for that same evening, but Coleman Hawkins was somewhere high in the skies between Chicago and New York; Roy Haynes was taking a similar route through the sky from Boston, and Wilbur Little and his bass were last heard from in Washington, D.C. Finally, Melba Liston, hospitalized in California, had air-mailed her arrangements for the datebut they had not as yet been delivered.

At 9:30 p.m. the missing musicians began to gatherKenny Dorham, trumpet in hand, Hawkins and Haynes from their respective flights, Little from his train.

Shortly thereafter the missing arrangements were delivered, and a tall, rather relieved Randy Weston passed out the music. There was no rehearsalvery little warm-up.

The results are on this albumand you can wrap them up in just two words... Fabulous Musicianship.

01. Hi Fly (Weston) 7:21
02. Beef Blues Stew (Weston) 5:00
03. Where (Weston) 5:53
04. Star Crossed Lovers (Strayhorn-Ellington) 5:09
05. Spot Five Blues (Weston-Dorham) 10:42
06. Lisa Lovely (Weston) 4:38

Album details

Originally issued on United Artists
UAL 4066 / UAS 5056.

Kenny Dorham (tp, out on #4), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Randy Weston (p), Wilbur Little (b), Roy Haynes (d), Clifford Jarvis (d, added on #6), Brock Peters (vcl on #3). Arrangements by Melba Liston.

Recorded live at the Five Spot, New York City, on October 26, 1959.

Original recordings supervised by Tom Wilson.
This CD reissue by Jordi Pujol.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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