Muhammad Ali (drummer)
Ali was born and grew up in Philadelphia where he, along with his father and brothers, converted to Islam. He recorded with Albert Ayler in 1969 on the sessions released as Music is the Healing Force of the Universe and The Last Album. He moved to Europe in 1969 along with Frank Wright, Noah Howard, and Bobby Few. His brother is Rashied Ali.
In October 2006, Ali played a concert to celebrate John Coltrane's 80th birthday in Philadelphia with his brother, Dave Burrell and bassist Reggie Workman. He is also playing with Noah Howard in the summer of 2008.
With Albert Ayler
- The Last Album
- Holy Ghost: Rare & Unissued Recordings (1962-70)
- Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe
With Bobby Few
- More or Less Few
With Noah Howard
- The Black Ark (Freedom, 1969)
With Saheb Sarbib
- Live In Europe Vols 1 & 2
With Archie Shepp
With Alan Shorter
- Orgasm (Verve, 1968)
With David S. Ware
With Frank Wright
- Your Prayer
- One for John
- Church Number Nine
- Center of the World (Center of the World. 1972)
- Last Polka in Nancy? (Center of the World. 1973)
- Adieu, Little Man
- Wilmer, Val (1977). As Serious As Your Life: The Story of the New Jazz. Quartet. p. 259. ISBN 0-7043-3164-0.
- Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
- "Albert Ayler discography". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- Lord, Tom. "The Jazz discography". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- ALlmusic credits