Blues to Africa

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Blues to Africa
Blues to Africa.jpg
Studio album by Randy Weston
Released 1975
Recorded August 14, 1974
Studio The Aula Ramibuhl, Zurich, Switzerland
Genre Jazz
Length 40:31
Label Freedom
FLP 40153
Producer Alan Bates
Randy Weston chronology
Informal Solo Piano
(1974)Informal Solo Piano1974
Blues to Africa
Nuit Africaine
(1975)Nuit Africaine1975

Blues to Africa is a solo piano album by American jazz pianist Randy Weston recorded in 1974 and originally released on the Freedom label in 1975.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "This is a particularly strong solo performance by the unique pianist Randy Weston. He interprets eight of his originals, all of which are to an extent influenced by African music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Randy Weston.

  1. "African Village/Bedford-Stuyvesant" - 5:15
  2. "Tangier Bay" - 7:03
  3. "Blues to Africa" - 5:05
  4. "Kasbah Kids" - 3:14
  5. "Uhuru Kwanza" - 5:02
  6. "The Call" - 3:27
  7. "Kucheza Blues" - 6:07
  8. "Sahel" - 5:18



  1. ^ Randy Weston catalog accessed August 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 17, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 206. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.