Guitarist John McLaughlin, who helped electrify Miles Davis’s music, describes Bitches Brew as “Picasso in sound”. Stanley Nelson, who directed a new documentary on Davis, calls it “an all-out assault”,
Robert Parker, the R & B singer and musician, who has died aged 89, was most widely known for his lone hit, the dance floor-filling Barefootin’ (1965), but he spent the bulk of his career as a saxophonist
Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe / Rashied Ali Quintet: First Time Out: Live at Slugs 1967 / Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions
When Elvin Jones left the John Coltrane Quartet in March 1966, signaling the end of the postwar era’s most formidable jazz band, Rashied Ali found himself in an enviable position, as Coltrane’s sole drummer.