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Aggregate Prime: Dream Deferred

Read "Dream Deferred" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Il quintetto Aggregate Prime si presenta come il classico gruppo post-bop ricco di energia, muscolare, dai ritmi quasi sempre sostenuti -che la chitarra di Mark Whitfield ingentilisce a tratti -, guidato da una vecchia volpe quale il batterista Ralph Peterson. Nel leggere la formazione balzano all'occhio i nomi di due musicisti anomali in tale contesto, quello ...

Ralph Peterson: Triangular III

Read "Triangular III" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

At the age of 53, Ralph Peterson has come full circle in terms of his role in modern jazz. Back in the '80s, he was considered a “young lion" when he debuted with hard bop collective Out of the Blue. These days, he can be considered an accomplished jazz elder, giving back generously to a new ...

Lainie Cooke: The Music is the Magic

Read "The Music is the Magic" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Lainie Cooke is a singer not afraid to take chances. Her third recording, The Music is the Magic, she populates her recital with near standards: songs that are familiar but not cliche. Supported by a reeds-led quartet anchored by drummer (and producer on this recording) Ralph Peterson, Lainie displays a command of vocal jazz that is ...

Ralph Peterson: ALIVE at Firehouse12 Vol. 1 - The Unity Project

Read "ALIVE at Firehouse12  Vol. 1 - The Unity Project" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Drummer/composer/bandleader Ralph Peterson has got to be one of the hardest working men in jazz today. He seems to drop a new CD every few months, and the kicker is that the theme and product are markedly different than his previous efforts. In addition, he changes lineups like guys change socks. The band on ALIVE At ...

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Ralph Peterson: The Duality Perspective

Read "The Duality Perspective" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

The Duality Perspective è un album di sicuro interesse, concettualmente e formalmente diviso in due parti (come fa presagire il titolo), nel quale interagiscono diversi elementi stilistici, messi insieme da Ralph Peterson con sagacia e buon gusto compositivo. Il batterista organizza la prima sezione del lavoro insieme a un quartetto dove spicca la figura espressiva di Felix ...

Ralph Peterson: The Duality Perspective

Read "The Duality Perspective" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Balance is often overlooked in music criticism, yet it's such an important aspect in music-making and life. Light doesn't exist without dark, bold only takes shape when placed next to bland and earthbound realities are only truly understood by those who also know how to take flight. Drummer/educator Ralph Peterson understands this better than most, and ...

Ralph Peterson's Unity Project: Outer Reaches

Read "Outer Reaches" reviewed by John Kelman

To build the kind of staying power that keeps fans coming back for more, you've got to have consistency. In a jazz world where artists are expected to be self-reliant when it comes to promotion, dropping out for more than half a decade can have some serious implications. Emerging loudly as part of 1980s young lion ...