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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (born Raymond Patterson, 1936) is a free jazz drummer. Ali was born and grew up in Philadelphia. He, along with his father and brothers, converted to Islam. He recorded with Albert Ayler in 1969 on the sessions released as Music is the Healing Force of the Universe and The Last Album. He moved to Europe in 1969 along with Frank Wright, Noah Howard, and Bobby Few. His brother is the better known Rashied Ali. The Jazz Discography states that Ali participated in 26 recording sessions from 1967 to 1983. In October 2006, Ali played a concert to celebrate John Coltrane's 80th birthday in Philadelphia with his brother, pianist Dave Burrell and bassist Reggie Workman

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Bobby Zankel: Celebrating William Parker at 65

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To mark bassist William Parker's 65th birthday, Philly-based reedman Bobby Zankel convened an all star sextet which included the honoree for a presentation of free jazz collectivism at the city's Painted Bride Arts Center in January 2017. Although not regular collaborators, they go back a long way. The pair first hooked up back in the loft ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6[This is the first of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues," in which we will explore the current state of jazz around the world. Jazz has ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride

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William Parker and Friends Painted Bride Arts Center William Parker 65th Birthday Celebration Philadelphia, PA January 21, 2017 To celebrate the 65th birthday of legendary bassist William Parker, the Painted Bride Arts Center, Ars Nova Workshop, and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound joined forces to sponsor a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rashied Al Akbar / Muhammad Ali / Earl Cross / Idris Ackamoor: Ascent of the Nether Creatures

Read "Ascent of the Nether Creatures" reviewed by John Sharpe

The Lithuanian based No Business label deserves an award for its unstinting documentation of the loft jazz scene in NYC during the 1970s and early '80s. Often characterized as a time when nothing was happening, the reality couldn't be further from the truth. With the influx of new talent from the mid-West and California, the performance ...

NEWS: EVENT

David S. Ware Memorial Service At Saint Peter's Church

David S. Ware Memorial Service At Saint Peter's Church

The friends and family of the late David S. Ware will gather at Saint Peter's Church at 619 Lexington Avenue where it meets 54th Street on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:30pm The musical portions of the service will be presented by Cooper–Moore: solo harp William Parker: special presentation Muhammad Ali and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David S. Ware / Planetary Unknown: Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011

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For its second release, cooperative super group Planetary Unknown offers three collectively birthed cuts recorded live at the Austrian Saalfelden Jazz Festival in 2011. Even though given equal billing, saxophonist David S. Ware gets the biggest font size metaphorically in the concert introduction and features most prominently in the mix. In fact, it is Ware who ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vision Festival: Days 5-6, June 9-10, 2011

Read "Vision Festival: Days 5-6, June 9-10, 2011" reviewed by John Sharpe

Day 1 | Days 2-3 | Day 4 | Days 5-6 | Day 7Kidd Jordan Quintet, Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker, Paradoxical Frog, Planetary UnknownVision FestivalAbrons Arts CenterNew York CityJune 9-10, 2011 Kidd Jordan Quintet New Orleans saxophonist Edward Kidd Jordan, who was the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David S. Ware / Cooper-Moore / William Parker / Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown

Read "Planetary Unknown" reviewed by Troy Collins

Renowned saxophonist David S. Ware continues to explore new avenues following his successful kidney transplant two years ago. Since then, Ware released Saturnian (AUM Fidelity, 2009), a stoic solo set, and Onecept (AUM Fidelity, 2010), a bristling trio excursion with bassist William Parker and drummer Warren Smith. Planetary Unknown surpasses even these notable recordings, featuring an ...

NEWS: RECORDING

David S. Ware - Planetary Unknown (Aum Fidelity, 2011)

David S. Ware - Planetary Unknown (Aum Fidelity, 2011)

There are few musicians quite as dedicated to their craft as saxophonist David S. Ware. Coming up on the loft scene, apprenticing with Cecil Taylor, driving a cab during the lean years, and surviving a kidney transplant, all of the ups and downs of his life go into the passion of his music. On this album, ...


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