August 13, 2009 7:37 AM Subscribe
Jazz pioneer Rashied Ali Has died
posted by idiopath (21 comments total)
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. He leaves behind him a lifetime of collaborations in out jazz, with artists like Ayler, Coltrane, Cherry, Haino, Laswell, Bley, Sanders, and Ulmer.
He was born Robert Patterson
, on 1 July 1935. Ali's hyperactive and textural style
was a revolution in free jazz
, and one of Coltrane's biggest breaks with jazz tradition
was making Ali his drummer.
Rashied Ali continued to experiment and explore later in his life, collaborating with a new generation of Jazz innovators, people like Bill Laswell, Keiji Haino
, William Parker and Charles Gayle