Here's something to remember Rashied Ali by, who died on 12 August. This is a fairly recent concert in Burghausen, Germany (in Ober-Bayern, more precidely), beautifully captured by Radio Bayern 4.
Rashied Ali - Charles Gayle - Sirone, 2008.03.08, Burghausen (Germany)
Stadtsaal, 39.Internationale Jazzwoche
8. March 2008
Charles Gayle - as,p
Sirone - b
Rashied Ali - dr
1. Burghausen Rising I (Sirone) - 15:24
2. Burghausen Rising II (Sirone) - 14:19
3. Burghausen Rising III (Sirone) - 7:44
4. Burghausen Rising IV (Sirone) - 10:33
5. Off Rythm (Gayle/Ali/Sirone) - 5:52
6. Naima (Coltrane) - 17:09
7. Expression (Coltrane) 15:16
total time 86:17 - complete!
The partnership of the three goes back a long time, to the NY loft jazz scene of the 70s, vividly described by Valerie Wilmer in her "As Serious As Your Life", an essential read for followers of this blog, I would think. A fine performance by all three, Ali with a lighter touch than what he sounded like on his early 70s duet with Frank Lowe (which ought to be posted somewhere, if it hasn't already), Charles Gayle, going from his post-aylerean expressiveness on the sax to a somewhat more lyrical side on his two piano offerings here, and finally, but not least, Sirone, who might be the least conspicuous here, but is right there with some beautiful, sinuous empathetic support. Do listen in cos bassists often get buried in the mix, but not here, though.
More Ali coming up if I find something in the archives. We have posted Ali before, here and here. Charles Gayle can be heard here and Sirone here.