Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Lovely Sky Boat
A-fir-ju-well, Rashied Ali, who passed forward last week. Though admittedly, I have a hard time with the later Coltrane-era chaos, the Alice Coltrane records that immediately follow JC's passing bring peace and calmness like few things I've heard. Rashied's drumming is completely free of time and timeless, rhythmless and in the pocket, tumultuous and serene. Beautiful.