Jazz musician Farid Ali's legacy
Singapore-born jazz musician Farid Ali, who died in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday at age 50, helped to launch the careers of some leading musicians here.
Electric bass guitarist Ignatius Bong, who played in Farid's band Pacific Rim, regarded him as a mentor who guided him in the business of music and how to make a living from it.
Another band member, Joshua Wan, calls him "the most gifted and naturally talented guitarist in Singapore".
"There wasn't anybody like that who sang so soulfully," he added.