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Ralph Alessi: Quiver

Read "Quiver" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il quartetto di Ralph Alessi mantiene due coordinate espressive ben distinte. Dal vivo, il repertorio ben compatto, per lo più introspettivo, si accende con una passione inaspettata, che realizza dunque una concezione dialettica della musica. Il magistero tecnico dei solisti si afferma a partire da sobri materiali di partenza e si evolve con irresistibili conversazioni e ...

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Giancarlo Tossani Synapser + Alessi: Newswok

Read "Newswok" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Wonders never cease. When Newswok first arrived in the mail, my first question was not “What the hell does 'Newswok' mean?" It was “Who is Giancarlo Tossani, and why is Ralph Alessi playing with him?" I was also alarmed that I had never heard of the record label, Auand Records, before. This despite the fact that ...

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David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears

Read "David Fiuczynski: Salt, Sweat, Love, Tears" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth] David Fiuczynski is a very unique guitarist. Many of you know him from his successful band called Screaming Headless Torsos. He's played with Hasidic New Wave, trumpeter Cuong Vu, and pianist Hiromi. I first met David at a rehearsal with drummer ...

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Ralph Alessi and This Against That: Wiry Strong

Read "Wiry Strong" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Born out of the jazz laboratory of Brooklyn's M-Base experiments of the 1990s, trumpeter Ralph Alessi has always seemed to be a farouche player. Never hankering for the spotlight, he always seems satisfied to turn in solid deliberate efforts that don't court flattery. Maybe it is his subtle nature, but what some might have missed has ...


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