Rashid Bakr (musician)

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Rashid Bakr
Jemeel Moondoc & Rashid Bakr.jpg
Jemeel Moondoc (left) with Rashid Bakr at Studio Rivbea! July 1976
Background information
Birth name Charles Downs
Born October 3, 1943 (1943-10-03) (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Other Dimensions In Music

Rashid Bakr (born Charles Downs, October 3, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois)[1] is an American free jazz drummer.

During the 1970s he was active in the New York Loft Jazz scene, performing at venues such as Rashied Ali's "Ali's Alley" and Sam Rivers' "Studio Rivbea" as a member of Ensemble Muntu along with Jemeel Moondoc among others.[2] He went on to perform with Cecil Taylor in the early 1980s, appearing on the albums "The Eighth" and"Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)".[3]

Bakr is a member of Other Dimensions in Music, along with Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter and William Parker.[4]


  1. ^ Discogs entry on Bakr
  2. ^ Sharpe, John (2010-03-18). "Jemeel Moondoc: Muntu Recordings". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants): Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ Kelsey, Chris. "Other Dimensions in Music: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 

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