Archive for John Coltrane

ZZZlist Radio Episode 16

Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by Ro

Check out our newest episode, ZZZlist Radio Episode 16.

In this episode, we are joined by Bob Freeman. Topics include MC Hammer’s cousin Big Marv, Kirstie Alley, Ice T and Coco, and Squeaky Fromme.

Pre-Intro “Free Bigg Marv” by Bob Freeman and Big Tone. Intro Song “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane. Outro “Preaching the Blues” by The Gun Club.

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Drummer Rashied Ali Has Died

Posted in Deaths with tags , , , on August 14, 2009 by Ro

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Avant-garde jazz drummer Rashied Ali died this week of a heart attack at the age of 76. He was best known for his work with jazz artist John Coltrane.

“Mr. Ali, who first encountered Coltrane in their Philadelphia neighborhood in the late 1950s, made the leap from admiration to participation in the mid-1960s, when he joined Elvin Jones as a second drummer with Coltrane’s ensemble at the Village Gate in November 1965 He recorded with Coltrane and Jones on the 1965 album “Meditations” and, after replacing Jones as Coltrane’s drummer, on the duet album “Interstellar Space” (1967), one of the purest expressions of the free-jazz movement. On Mr. Ali’s Web site, his playing is described as “a multi-rhythmic, polytonal propellant, helping fuel Coltrane’s flights of free-jazz fancy.””

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