Rashied Ali's Memorial Service Scheduled For Tomorrow in Harlem
Rashied Ali, the marvelously out avant-drummer who accompanied John Coltrane on his twilight ventures into outer space (see: The Olatunji Concert, and especially Interstellar Space), passed away last month, at the age of 74. Tomorrow, at Harlem's Riverside Church (120th Street and Riverside Drive), there will be a multi-faith memorial service for Ali, starting at 11 a.m. It's not the cacophonous musical tribute he's due--though that concert, which will take place at Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan at an unspecified future date, is apparently in the works, too--but it should be a lovely moment, nonetheless. All, the press release says, are welcome.
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