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  Rashied Ali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rashied Ali (born Robert Patterson on 1 July 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane in the last years of Coltrane's life.
Ali has also recorded or performed with Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, James Blood Ulmer and many others.
Ali also briefly formed a non-jazz project called Purple Trap with Japanese experimental guitarist Keiji Haino and jazz-fusion bassist Bill Laswell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rashied_Ali   (215 words)

 www.jazzweekly.com | Interviews
RASHIED ALI: Actually, I was born and raised in Philadelphia and John Coltrane lived in Philadelphia all of his young life.
This is all voices with the late Eddie Jefferson, Eddie Jefferson with the Rashied Ali Quartet.
RASHIED ALI: It was hard, a long hard road, but I think it is all coming back around because I have so many young kids interested in what I'm doing.
www.jazzweekly.com /interviews/rali.htm   (2290 words)

 Drummerworld: Rashied Ali
A Philadelphia native, Rashied Ali began his percussion career in the U.S. Army and started gigging with rhythm and blues and rock groups when he returned from the service.
After Coltrane's passing in 1967, Rashied Ali headed for Europe, where he gigged in Copenhagen, Germany and Sweden before settling in for a study period with Philly Joe Jones in England.
Ali's Alley began as a musical outlet for New York avant-garde but soon became a melting pot of jazz styles.
www.drummerworld.com /drummers/Rashied_Ali.html   (479 words)

 Ali, Ashik - Music Downloads - Online
For his part, Ali almost completely abandoned a steady pulse, adopting instead a rhythmically irregular, textural, hyperactive approach that propelled the music in a manner at odds with Jones' more literal style.
Indeed, it was with the addition of Ali to his group that Coltrane's free jazz period truly began.
The '90s found Ali at the helm of the band Prima Materia (initially co-led with Parker), an ensemble dedicated to interpreting the late works of Coltrane and Albert Ayler.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/100/263/5/1002635.html   (504 words)

 arborweb reviews - review: Rashied Ali
Ali worked with young revolutionaries, among them Archie Shepp, and he sat in with fellow Philadelphian John Coltrane, who soon added Ali to his band.
Although relatively unknown, Ali was now a member of a premier jazz group; for two years he toured the world, recorded, and took part in Coltrane's ongoing search for new forms of expression.
Ali comes to town in tandem with another great saxophonist — Sonny Fortune — with whom he will perform on Friday, October 15, during this year's Edgefest.
www.arborweb.com /reviews/0410.rashiedali-review.html   (470 words)

 Rashied Ali - Drum Solo Artist
Rashied Ali is a progenitor and leading exponent of multidirectional rhythms/polytonal percussion.
It was during this period that Rashied Ali made his first major recording (On This Night with Archie Shepp, on the Impulse label) and began to sit in with John Coltrane's group at the Half Note and other clubs around Manhattan.
Thus began a musical odyssey whose reverberations are still felt in the music today--Trane probing the outer harmonic limits and changing the melodic language of jazz while Rashied Ali turned the drum kit into a multirhythmic, polytonal propellant, helping fuel Coltrane's flights of free jazz fancy.
www.drumsoloartist.com /Site/Drummers3/Rashied_Ali.html   (574 words)

 Sweet Freedom
You won’t find that fact in any jazz tome, but it’s the belief of Philly native Rashied Ali, who sees an arc of improvisational and textural drumming, guided by primal urge and the spiritual, that spans history.
Ali took a stand for free jazz when he made the revolutionary, just re-released Interstellar Space (Impulse) with Coltrane in 1967 shortly before Trane’s death.
Born into a musical family ("We had pianos everywhere"), Ali was inspired to pick up the sticks by drumming cousins Charlie and Bernard Rice who played with Jimmy Heath and Coltrane long before he would.
www.citypaper.net /articles/030900/mus.ali.shtml   (875 words)

 The Dynamic Duo Remember Trane & Bird : Rashied Ali & Arthur Rhames : CD Reviews : One Final Note
Ali and Rhames hit the tune's head loose and at a galloping clip before quickly veering off into a succession of choppy and chatty detours, making substantial use of a blitzing 'sheets of sound' strategy.
Ali keeps rigorous pace with the saxophonist the whole way, stamping out strenuous snare tattoos against a continuously roiling current of cymbal spray, and turning in two superb solos of his own.
Ali's steady brushes bracket the sagacious display of melodic logic, largely holding back as the saxophonist indulges in the sort of extended cadenza that was Coltrane's custom.
www.onefinalnote.com /reviews/a/ali-rashied/remembering-trane.asp   (854 words)

Rashied was so gracious and accommodating, opening up his archive of music to me. Fortunately the tapes were well preserved and organized.
About that, Ali told me regarding this and other unreleased recordings: "I had done one or two of them at the studio of Marzette Watts, an experimental recording engineer; we worked with a lot of feedback and things like that on a couple of the LP's, and I kind of liked it.
Rashied Ali plays conga with Wilson's band which includes bassist Ronnie Boykins, and Ryo Kawasaki adding great guitar flecks throughout.
www.furious.com /perfect/rashiedalisurvival.html   (2015 words)

 The Triple Door - Rashied Ali Quintet featuring Reggie Workman & Ravi Coltrane
Rashied has also played and recorded with Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Sonny Fortune, Albert Ayler, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, James "Blood" Ulmer, and many others.
The Rashied Ali Quintet features Rashied Ali on drums, Reggie Workman on bass, Ravi Coltrane on saxophone, Jumaane Smith on trumpet, and Andy Coe on guitar.
He has played with Elvin Jones, Kenny Barron, Rashied Ali, Reggie Workman, and continues to make a name for himself as one of the top sax players on the scene today.
www.thetripledoor.net /event.aspx?eid=160   (283 words)

 City Newspaper: Special Sections: Rochester International Jazz Festival: Pacin' the Trane
When Rashied Ali was growing up in North Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s, he may have occupied the most fertile ground for the development of jazz talent anywhere on earth.
Ali, who played on Coltrane's sessions from 1965 to 1967 sees them in a different way.
Ali's Alley started as a loft and escalated into a big club with a bar and a restaurant.
www.rochester-citynews.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:1919   (1426 words)

 Slought Foundation: "Interstellar Space is the Place: Concert with Marshall Allen, Rashied Ali" with Allen, Ali, et al.
A Philadelphia native, Rashied Ali (b.1935) became a fixture of New York's avant-garde in the 1960s, backing up the excursions of such musical free spirits as Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon and Albert Ayler.
Ali's relationship with John Coltrane began in 1965, resulting in the seminal duo recording "Interstellar Space." Following Coltrane's death in 1967, Ali continued playing with pianist Alice Coltrane.
In the 1960s, Ali was a leading exponent of multidirectional rhythms and polytonal percussion.
slought.org /content/11262   (407 words)

 The Rashied Ali Quintet: The Blue Monk - Portland, OR - 04/22/2004
Rashied Ali, who replaced Elvin Jones as John Coltrane’s main drummer in the early 1960s, fronted a formidable quintet playing their first show together.
This is the first time I had seen Ali live (or any of the other men on stage, for that matter), but I imagine he’s every ounce as good now as he was when he was holding the beat four decades ago.
Rashied Ali is known to many jazz enthusiasts as one of the more "out-there" drummers.
www.glidemagazine.com /1/reviews355.html   (885 words)

 CD Baby: RASHIED ALI QUINTET: No One In Particular
However, Ali and his quintet opts for the mainstream, post-Bop realm on this 2001 release, which presents the listener with a session recorded at a New York City studio in 1992.
Interestingly enough, Ali utilizes the talents of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and a then young bassist Matthew Garrison, who has since enjoyed prominence performing with John McLaughlin and Herbie Hancock.
With this release Ali peppers and prods the soloists during their hip renditions of Jaco Pastorious’ lovely “Three Views of A Secret,” and Wayne Shorter’s “Witch Hunt." This recording was co-produced by guitarist Gene Ess (formerly Gene Shimosato).
www.cdbaby.com /cd/rashied   (837 words)

 * Dusted Reviews - Rashied Ali *
These two new quintet dates confirm what I have long believed, that Rashied Ali is one of the most underrated drummers to emerge from the turbulently exploratory 1960s.
Ali has expressed repeatedly his preoccupation with the expansion of time, of his constant development of time elasticity.
Ali breezes effortlessly through some of the most intense circumlocutions and syncopations imaginable, only to return to a steady four, as if he’d never left.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/2713   (630 words)

 Rashied Ali | No One in Particular   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Rashied Ali's Tuesday night residency at Sweet Rhythm found him playing duets throughout November with alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune.
Ali comes across mainly as a mentor, leading the assembled players during an early stage in their development.
Personnel: Rashied Ali: drums; Ravi Coltrane: tenor and soprano saxophones; Matthew Garrison: electric bass; Greg Murphy: piano; Gene Shimosato (Gene Ess): guitar.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=10968   (461 words)

 Rhapsody Music: Download, Listen, Play & Burn Rashied Ali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Ali has pounded the skins with such fellow visionaries as John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and James "Blood" Ulmer.
Ali even disregarded conventional time keeping on his excellent, otherwise mainstream blues recording NY Ain't So Bad.
Ali's solo albums from the 1970s were a prime influence on NYC's "no wave" movement of the 1980s and '90s.
www.real.com /dmm/rhapsody/artist/?artistid=15889   (137 words)

 Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune at Rime - Vancouver Jazz Forum
Rashied Ali I saw live years ago and his was one of the most astonishing performances on drums or on any instrument I've ever witnessed.
Rashied Ali is like a jackhammer, creating a weird and wonderful pulse, rhythmic patterns as big as Texas, non-stop...
Ali's playing was powerful but supportive and never overwhelming.
vancouverjazz.com /forums/showthread.php?p=4397   (717 words)

 Art of Jazz :: 2006 :: Rashied Ali / Sonny Fortune
Drummer Rashied Ali's two arms and two legs played the jazz drum kit with a deeply rooted orchestral and structural flair and true mastery.
And like John Coltrane — who is a major musician, period, and a hero to many musicans and audiences, Sonny Fortune challenged our hearing and comprehension and concentration this afternoon.
But inside this whirlwind of sound there was, thank you, a quiet centre, compliments of Sonny Fortune and Rashied Ali.
www.thelivemusicreport.com /events/artOFjazz06/rAliNsFortune.html   (396 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John Coltrane
Rashied Ali joined the group as a second drummer.
After Jones and Tyner's departures, Coltrane led a quintet with Pharoah Sanders on enor saxophone, his new wife Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums.
Coltrane and Sanders were described by Nat Hentoff as "speaking in tongues," an interesting interpretation seen relative to Coltrane's Christian upbringing in the south.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/John_Coltrane   (2239 words)

 Rings Of Saturn by Rashied Ali CD
Rashied Ali, who was featured in John Coltrane's last band, is one of the giants of the "free school" of jazz drumming.
On RINGS OF SATURN, Ali and Belogenis reach the heights previously scaled by Coltrane and Albert Ayler in the '60s without ever sounding like mere imitators.
Ali lays down a firestorm of multi-directional rhythms that ring sharply and crisply.
cduniverse.com /productinfo.asp?pid=1079699&style=music&frm=lk_jzmtz   (345 words)

 Rashied Ali - Jazzcorner's Speakeasy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Ali sounds out of place, but the result are pretty interesting none the less.
I saw a trio of Ali, Reggie Workman and Sonny Fortune a few years ago that was incredable.
I find Ali a bit split-personality musically, there's a lot of very solid stuff (the Live At Tonic trio, his duet with Ware a few years back at the VF), then there's a lot that seems quite limp (his quintet at the same VF).
www.jazzcornertalk.com /speakeasy/showthread.php?t=8872   (1019 words)

 CD Review of Rashied Ali Quartet / Quintet - Moon Flight on Knitting Factory Records @ jazzreview.com
But not a lot of folk are hip to the fact that Ali can play “inside” too — well, not as inside/straightahead as, say, Kenny Clarke or Mel Lewis, but in the 70s Ali led a small group that deserved a wider audience, including them that are usually allergic to free jazz.
In the mid 70s, Ali had his own label, Survival Records, which, as you can imagine, didn’t exactly cause the Majors to lose any sleep.
Pianist Charles Eubanks is righteously lyrical in that McCoy Tyner/Stanley Cowell way, and Ali is, as usual, a natural force, keeping time, and bending it, breaking it, reassembling time, over, under, sideways, down.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=575   (299 words)

 Rashied Ali
Since his stint with Trane, Ali has founded a label, Survival Records, and a club, Ali’s Alley; led countless groups in styles from funk to free; and mentored many young musicians (including John Coltrane’s son, Ravi) while constantly refining his remarkable technique.
Ali performs in a duo with saxophonist Sonny Fortune at Sweet Rhythm in April.
He named it; he told me, “Rashied, what you’re playing is multi-directional rhythms.” That’s what he put on it, so I just left it there.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=243   (4471 words)

 Amazon.com: rashied_ali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
quartet with Alice Coltrane and Rashied Ali standing in contrast to the...
Swift Are the Winds of Life by Rashied Ali and Leroy Jenkins Duo (Audio CD)
Ali, Belogenis and Morris Live at Tonic by Rashied Ali (Audio CD)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&keywords=rashied_ali&page=1   (450 words)

 Rashied Ali and Sonny Fortune Duet - Jazz Bulletin Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Well about the show, it was just the two of them, Sonny on Alto and Ali on drums.
Well Sonny's solo lasted 30 minutes and Rashiied Ali soloed for 10 minutes then they traded choruses and then finished the song.
I remember hearing the trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson do a trumpet/drums duo many years ago and I think it was Rashied Ali on drums but not sure.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=6524   (528 words)

 Review Archives
Compare his subsequent recordings and bands to Ali's and you'll hear a masterful percussionist content to build variations on the Coltrane sound on one hand, as opposed to someone unafraid of different partners or contexts on the other.
That's why Ali's in-your face press rolls and constant thrashing is so necessary here; rather than seeking to nudge the saxophonist back into a comfortable position, he's ready to follow him no matter where the spirit leads.
Sanders, admitted Coltrane in interviews, was there to spell him, during the course of the wrenching performances of music like the compositions on this disc, which clock in at either side of half an hour each.
www.jazzword.com /nova/showreview.pl?item=artist&artist_id=%20102179&a...   (2339 words)

 Rashied Ali : Features : One Final Note
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rashied Ali played in RandB and jazz groups before joining Sonny Rollins for a tour of Japan in 1963.
Ali has done much to improve the lot of jazz musicians, starting a label, Survival Records, and running a venue for non-commercial music called Ali’s Alley, which operated from 1973 until 1979.
I guess I would say, um, I would say Muhammad Ali, actually, the heavyweight champion of the world, yeah, he’s definitely one of my heroes.
www.onefinalnote.com /features/2005/ali-rashied   (758 words)

 Coltrane Discography - 1967
Personnel: John Coltrane, alto or tenor saxophone; Alice Coltrane, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Rashied Ali, drums.
Personnel: Marion Brown, as, bells; John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Alice Coltrane, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Rashied Ali, drums..
Personnel: John Coltrane, soprano, tenor saxophone; Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone; Alice Coltrane, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Rashied Ali, drums; Algie Dewitt, bata drum; probably Jumma Santos, perc.
home.att.net /~dawild/jcdisc67.htm   (408 words)

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