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Ali, Rashied Quintet / Live In Europe
Album:Live In Europe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ali, Rashied Quintet Added:05/2009
Label:Survival Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-26 Pull Date:2009-09-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:27 Sep6 Sep23 Aug16 Aug9 Aug
Airplays:11231

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 25, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
Theme For Captain Black
4.Aug 20, 2009:"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, from morning to noon!
Theme For Captain Black, Intro
2.Sep 25, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Theme For Captain Black
5.Aug 14, 2009:Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
Theme For Captain Black [excerpt]
3.Sep 04, 2009:"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, what the hell!?
Thing For Joe
6.Aug 14, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Thing For Joe

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-06-29 
RASHIED ALI QUINTET: Live in Europe
Survival, 2009

POSTBOP – Powerful quintet led by the fierce drummer who graced Coltrane’s last recordings, playing edgy, aggressive jazz in a post-Trane vein (two of the tunes were penned by James Blood Ulmer, a longtime associate of Ali’s). If the tracks are too long, by all means play excerpts: this is potent music even if you’ve heard its kind before.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: All

1. 0:36 – spoken intro (in Finnish?)

2. 25:58 – serious theme… agitated drum solo, furious sax over careening rhythm for 5 mins; inquisitive trumpet argues with piano for 6; piano noodles and embroiders, bass murmurs and frets.

3. 11:42 – brooding ballad: philosophical sax, trumpet & piano solos get deep

4. 29:06 – uptempo hardbop theme (for Joe Henderson), breakneck rhythm section never lets up: trumpet takes it farther out, sax adds a searching tone, then begins proclaiming; piano tumbles and rolls; bass finally brings it down for a quiet solo, then drums take it home.

[ Fo ] 06/29/09

Track Listing
1.Intro 3.Lourana
2.Theme For Captain Black 4.Thing For Joe