Drummer and composer Rashied Ali, who passed away on August 12, speaks in a 17-minute interview with pianist and composer Mika Pohjola
. The interview was made on August 5, one week before Mr. Ali passed away.
Mr. Ali talks about his time as John Coltrane's drummer, the music scene in the 60s, the downtown New York loft scene in the 70s when he owned the legendary jazz club Ali's Alley, and his philosophy as a music entrepreneur and a leader in the free jazz movement.
This interview can be heard as a streaming mp3 on Rashied Ali's artist page on BlueMusicGroup.com. It is also now available as a free download to all Radio hosts and producers with registered accounts on BlueMusicGroup.com.