Jazz drummer Rashied Ali, who replaced Elvin Jones in Coltrane’s band, died on Wednesday. He was 74. The New York Times obituary is here.
After his legendary free-jazz recordings with Trane, Rashied Ali collaborated with other outstanding avant-gardists such as Frank Lowe, Arthur Blythe, Joe McPhee, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, James Blood Ulmer and Jaco Pastorius.
Click here to hear “Mars,” from the Coltrane/Ali duo album “Interstellar Space,” recorded in 1967.