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Onward & Upward

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2020
Track listing: Forth and Back; Sonora; Onward & Upward; Waltz For Etienne and Ebony; Red Black and Green Blues; Un Poco Haina; Sudan Blue; Portrait of Lord Willis; Tricks of the Trade; El Grito; Along Came Benny.

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Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy: Onward & Upward

Read "Onward & Upward" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Generally speaking, legacy bands are created to preserve the music of an artist. They feature innovative interpretations of an artist's compositions or past performances to share with future generations of listeners. In the case of drummer Ralph Peterson, his ambitious efforts to honor the continuum of his mentor Art Blakey are forward thinking, about a collective ...

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Legacy Alive, Volume 6 at the Side Door

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2019
Track listing: A La Mode; Wheel Within a Wheel; The Core; My One and Only Love; 3 Blind Mice; Blues March; In Case You Missed It; Along Came Betty; Children of the Night; That Old Feeling; Caravan.

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Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy: Legacy Alive, Volume 6 at the Side Door

Read "Legacy Alive, Volume 6 at the Side Door" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Recorded loud and live at the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT, Ralph Peterson—the last drummer to play side-by-side with the incomparable Art Blakey—delivers an unstoppable two-disc hyperdrive swing-fest celebration of his mentor with Legacy Alive, Volume 6 at the Side Door. It's no deep state secret that Blakey, with his effortless ...

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Dream Deferred

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2017
Track listing: Iron Man; Emmanuel the Redeemer; Strongest Sword; Dream Deferred; Father Spirit; Fearless; Queen Tiye; Who's in Control; Monief Redux.

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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 ...

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Triangular III

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2016
Track listing: Uranus; Beatrice; Inner Urge; Backgammon; Manifest Destiny; Skylark; 400 Years Ago Tomorrow; The Art of War; Moments; Blues for Cooch.

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Triangular III

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2016
Track listing: Uranus; Beatrice; Inner Urge; Backgammon; Manifest Destiny; Skylark; 400 Years Ago Tomorrow; The Art of War; Moments; Blues for Cooch.

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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 ...

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The Music is the Magic

Label: Onyx Music Label
Released: 2015
Track listing: Lazy Afternoon; Sweet Pumpkin; The Music is Magic; Loving You; How I Wish; When I Look in Your Eyes; Fascinating Rhythm; Live for Life; Manana; Our Love Rolls On; Out of this World; Them There Eyes; I Have.


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