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Ralph Lalama Quartet: The Audience

Read "The Audience" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Covers can become trite very quickly, but when arrangements are fresh and performance is equal to the task, they can become as endearing as new masterpieces. The Audience, by Ralpha Lalama Quartet, has that quality with its mix of lesser-known jazz songs, a little pop and some original interludes. Lalama, a tenor saxophonist, has ...

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Ralph Lalama Quartet: The Audience

Read "The Audience" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Dexter Gordon achieved a post-bebop tenor saxophone sound that was Somewhere between the sleepy, vibrato-less tone of Lester Young and the falling-off- the-edge wail of John Coltrane. Yonkers native Ralph Lalama comes It is out of this tradition. On his fifth recording as a leader and his first release since 2008's successful Energy Fields (Mighty Quinn), ...

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Ralph Lalama Quartet: Energy Fields

Read "Energy Fields" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Sometimes, small works better. That's evidenced by the plethora of jazz trio recordings released in 2008. One instrument can make a dramatic difference. That's where the Ralph Lalama Quartet comes in. Energy Fields is like a trio with additional versatility. Tenor saxophonist Lalama is joined on this effort by guitarist John Hart, bassist Rick ...

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Ralph Lalama Quartet: Energy Fields

Read "Energy Fields" reviewed by Jim Santella

An exciting band with a firm melodic grasp, Ralph Lalama's quartet pours over musical themes with emphasis, as accents fall into place with angular motion and improvised forays push forcefully. The leader's suave tenor, John Hart's sultry guitar, Rick Petrone's driving acoustic bass and drummer Joe Corsello's rhythmic thunder combine gracefully to shape each tone poem ...


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