RASHIED ALI

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Rashied Ali was a progenitor and leading exponent of multidirectional rhythms/polytonal percussion. A student of Philly Joe Jones and an admirer of Art Blakey, Ali developed the style known as "free jazz" drumming, which liberates the percussionist from the role of human metronome.

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. Cutting his musical teeth with local Philly R&B groups, such as Dick Hart & the Heartaches, Big Maybelle and Lin Holt, Rashied gradually moved on to play in the local jazz scene with such notables as Lee Morgan, Don Patterson and Jimmy Smith. Early in the 1960s the Big Apple beckoned, and soon Rashied Ali was a fixture of the avant-garde jazz scene, backing up the excursions of such musical free spirits as Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Paul Bley,
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RASHIED ALI Rashied Ali Quintet album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Rashied Ali Quintet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
RASHIED ALI Duo Exchange (with Frank Lowe) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duo Exchange (with Frank Lowe)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
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"N.Y. Ain't So Bad": Ali Plays The Blues (featuring Royal Blue)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
RASHIED ALI Swift are the Winds of Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swift are the Winds of Life
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
RASHIED ALI Moon Flight album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Moon Flight
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
RASHIED ALI In France album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In France
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
RASHIED ALI Rings Of Saturn (with Louie Belogenis) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rings Of Saturn (with Louie Belogenis)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
RASHIED ALI No One in Particular album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No One in Particular
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
RASHIED ALI Judgment Day Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Judgment Day Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
RASHIED ALI Judgment Day Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Judgment Day Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
RASHIED ALI The Music of John Coltrane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music of John Coltrane
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
RASHIED ALI Cutt'n Korners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cutt'n Korners
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009

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RASHIED ALI New Directions In Modern Music album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
New Directions In Modern Music
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
RASHIED ALI The October Revolution (with Borah Bergman, Joe McPhee, Wilber Morris / Myra Melford Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The October Revolution (with Borah Bergman, Joe McPhee, Wilber Morris / Myra Melford Trio)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
RASHIED ALI At the Vision Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Vision Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
RASHIED ALI Rashied Ali, Louis Belogenis, Wilber Morris ‎: Live At Tonic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rashied Ali, Louis Belogenis, Wilber Morris ‎: Live At Tonic
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
RASHIED ALI By Any Means - Live at Crescendo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Any Means - Live at Crescendo
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
RASHIED ALI Eddie Jefferson at Ali's Alley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Jefferson at Ali's Alley
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
RASHIED ALI First Time Out : Live at Slugs 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Time Out : Live at Slugs 1967
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020

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RASHIED ALI Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe : Duo Exchange - Complete Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe : Duo Exchange - Complete Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020

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