Jazz Drummer Rashied Ali Dies

Rashied Ali, 76, a free-jazz drummer who played with John Coltrane including a duet album in the final months of the legendary saxophonist’s life, reportedly died at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital of a blood clot in his lung Aug. 5.

He opened the club Ali’s Alley in 1973 and continued playing until the time of his death, performing with Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry and Alice Coltrane, among others.

His last performance was with a trio called By Any Means at the Newport Jazz Festival just days before his death.