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Endlessly adaptable multi-instrumentalist and storyteller Cooper-Moore plays during the Dog/Days of summer jazz

Born Gene Ashton in 1946, Cooper-Moore grew up in a house built by his great-grandfather in the Virginia hills west of Washington, D.C. Though he’s associated with New York City’s ecstatic jazz scene, where he’s played piano since the 1970s alongside the likes of saxophonist David S. Ware and bassist William Parker, rural self-reliance remains […]

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Rashied Ali RIP

Rashied Ali According to his official Web site, brilliant drummer Rashied Ali has died at the age of 74. No details about the cause have emerged yet. Ali will probably always be known best for his radical contributions to Interstellar Space (Impulse, 1967), the free-jazz masterpiece that established the blueprint for saxophone-drum duos.