To call Hassan Ibn Ali a bit of a mystery would be a huge understatement. His extraordinary talent was the stuff of legend since the 50's, as much as his difficult personality was the stuff of rumors. This is his *only* known recording; a collection of above-average hard bop tunes that put his frenetic and brilliant piano at the forefront. It's boundary-pushing, for sure; several tunes nearly fall apart but are wondrously kept together. The session is credited to Max Roach but it is certainly Hasaan who is being spotlighted here. This is an album that you will play for everyone you know.
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