Berkshire Blues

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Berkshire Blues
Studio album by Randy Weston
Released 1977
Recorded August 18 and October 14, 1965
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:28
Label Freedom
FLP 41026
Producer Alan Bates, Duke Ellington, Ruth Ellington and Michael Cuscuna
Randy Weston chronology
Randy
(1964)
Berkshire Blues
(1965)
Blues
(1964-65)

Berkshire Blues is an album by American jazz pianist Randy Weston recorded in 1965 and originally released on the Freedom label in 1977.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with its review by Scott Yanow, stating: "Throughout the set, Weston's solos hold on to one's interest, although the overall results are really not all that essential".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Randy Weston except as indicated

  1. "Three Blind Mice" (Traditional) - 5:33
  2. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 6:24
  3. "Purple Gazelle" (Duke Ellington) - 5:53
  4. "Berkshire Blues" - 4:14
  5. "Lagos" - 5:36
  6. "Sweet Meat" - 3:39
  7. "Ifran" - 5:37
  • Recorded on 18 August 1965 (tracks 4-7) and 14 October, 1965 (tracks 1-3) in New York City

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randy Weston catalog accessed August 15, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 16, 2012.