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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-26 Pull Date: 2009-09-27 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 27 Sep 6 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9
Airplays: 1 1 2 3 1

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
Reviewed 2009-06-29
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