Wednesday, 1 July 2015

82nd birthday of Rashied Ali

(Born 1 July 1933, Philadelphia, US)
Illustrious avant-garde drummer and educator who joins the John Coltrane expanded band, beginning in 1965, and plays on the saxophonist’s album, Meditations (1965), as well as numerous later recordings including Cosmic Music (1966), Live at the Village Vanguard Again! (1966), Coltrane in Japan (1966), John 
Coltrane: Live at Temple University (1966), Stellar Regions (1967), Interstellar Space (1967), Expression 
(John Coltrane Duo, “Venus” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, bells; Rashied Ali, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood, Cliff, NJ, US, 22 February 1967])

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