Ali, Rashied Quintet / Judgment Day, Vol. 2
Album:Judgment Day, Vol. 2 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ali, Rashied Quintet Added:Aug 2007
Label:Survival Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-10-07 Pull Date:2007-12-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 25Nov 18Nov 11Nov 4Oct 14

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Judgment Day
4.Nov 09, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Thing For Joe
2.Aug 14, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Thing For Joe
5.Nov 07, 2007:ЕЯАИ МЦЖАМЕГ (stuff)
Judgment Day
3.Nov 23, 2007:Music to Shove "Black Friday" Shoppers By
Yesterday (J-Man) Tomorrow
6.Nov 02, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Thing For Joe

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-10-03 
RASHIED ALI QUINTET: Judgment Day, Vol. 2
Survival, 2007

SEARING POSTBOP – A very strong but relatively straightforward session for drummer Ali, best known for his work on John Coltrane’s last recordings and usually thought of as a free-jazz guy. This sounds to me like the kind of burning session you might have heard in the 1970s, with a heavy-hitting attack and vaguely spiritual vibe. The recording itself is a bit hazy, but the band’s energy cuts right through.

Try if you like: McCoy Tyner, Woody Shaw, Elvin Jones

Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 7

1. 7:09 – uptempo burner, hot solos for everybody: trumpet, piano, drums nice
2. 9:50 – standard ballad: surges like ocean waves, then chugs along
3. 8:03 – uptempo, furious; drums all over it, hot trumpet & sax, dense piano
4. 8:20 – catchy theme, soaring solos push & stretch, riding on skittery drums
5. 6:09 – relaxed, angular groove: fast, snaky sax solo
6. 7:40 – slow, standard ballad: loose & informal jam sound, gentle solos
7. 5:28 – speedy rush: twisty sax & trumpet solos, rolling drums
8. 6:42 – oddly mixed: slow jumbled surge alternates with a little latin groove

[ Fo ] 3-Oct-07

Track Listing
1.Skane's Refrain 5.Flight #643
2.Lush Life 6.Round Midnite
3.Thing For Joe 7.Yesterday (J-Man) Tomorrow
4.Judgment Day 8.Multi-Culti