Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet


Dude turned 88 a month ago, and his power only seems to grow. Last year’s Roots of the Blues told us that his touch could still make a room quake, and that age has only refined his eloquence. The way Weston injects rhythm into each phrase can be magical, and a sly intimacy marks his instrument’s alignment with that of his colleague Billy Harper, who’s up front on this gig.

Thu., May 22, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Fri., May 23, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; Sat., May 24, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; Sun., May 25, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2014