Rashied Ali, born Robert Patterson (July 1, 1933 – August 12, 2009) was an American free jazz and avant-garde drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane in the last years of Coltrane's life. Patterson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family was musical; his mother sang with Jimmie Lunceford. His brother, Muhammad Ali, is also a drummer, who played with Albert Ayler. Ali, his brother, and his father converted to Islam.
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Many Roads Out: Rashied Ali Quintet Live in Europe (Survival Records) Wednesday, 08 April 2009 Rashied Ali (1935- ) was born into music. With a mother and aunts who all played piano and a jazz enthusiast father whose first cousins, Charlie and Bernard Rice, were both drummers on the Philadelphia jazz scene, it seemed inevitable that Rashied, too, would feel the pull of music. Rashied does not rest on his laurels; this album does not seek to recreate any of his past moments with which he initially caught the jazz world s attention. Aside from being free from merely mining the past, one of the album s over all strengths is Rashied s refusal to remain static in regards to genre/style and what components constitute each of these things. starts off with very much a free jazz feel but Rashied does not feel the need to adhere to limitations of being held down by rules of a genre.
Listen to music from Rashied Ali Quintet like . Judgement Day & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Rashied Ali Quintet. 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. His brother, Muhammad Ali, is also a drummer, who played with Albert Ayler, among others. More recently, Ali has played with Sonny Fortune. Ali has also recorded or performed with Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, James Blood Ulmer and many others.
Before ex-John Coltrane drummer Rashied Ali passed away in the summer of 2009, he released two recordings with a quintet of relatively unknown younger musicians, and the resultant modern jazz music is surprisingly excellent. Where you might assume a freely improvised bash, the ensemble provides some exciting hard bop and straight-ahead music that has plenty of chops and invention to command your attention. Trumpeter Jumaane Smith and tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clarke form a solid frontline in the Woody Shaw/Joe Henderson tradition, very harmonically inclined and ready to blow.
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|SR-102||Rashied Ali Quintet||Rashied Ali Quintet (LP, Album)||Survival Records||SR-102||US||1973|
|KCR-3021||Rashied Ali Quintet||Rashied Ali Quintet (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Knit Classics, Survival Records||KCR-3021||US||1999|