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Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Wiry Strong

Read "Wiry Strong" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Musicista atipico, Ralph Alessi. Fuoriuscito dalla fucina M-Base negli anni novanta e coinvolto in diversi tra i gruppi più innovativi del downtown newyorchese nel decennio successivo (Uri Caine, Don Byron, Jason Moran, etc), Alessi difficilmente viene etichettato come musicista d'avanguardia. Perché nella sua continua ricerca di una musica che vada oltre i confini di etichette e ...


Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Look

Read "Look" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ralph Alessi è uno di cui ci si può fidare. Musicista solido e capace; improvvisatore intelligente e misurato, side-man richiesto ed apprezzato per la propria versatilità e capacità di mettersi al servizio della musica degli altri (tra i suoi mentori ci sono Uri Caine, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Sam Rivers e Fred Hersch). Insomma, il classico ...


Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Look

Read "Look" reviewed by J Hunter

Is it possible to be structured and free at the same time? If you say “No, then you need to take a long look at Look, the latest release from Ralph Alessi & This Against .Alessi's airy horn was a key component of the boundary-stretching Uri Caine Ensemble Plays Mozart (Winter & Winter, 2007). Look shows ...


Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Look

Read "Look" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

An integral part of projects led by pianist Uri Caine and saxophonists Steve Coleman and Ravi Coltrane since the early '90s, and a founder of the School for Improvised Music (SIM), trumpeter Ralph Alessi nevertheless remains under the radar. Look, just his fourth release as a leader, convincingly counters this oversight. Alessi is ...


Ralph Alessi & This Against That: Look

Read "Look" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Like the angelic blast of Gabriel's horn, trumpeter Ralph Alessi plays his mortal trumpet with exhilaration and sublime finesse. A popular session player, he has heightened recordings like Scott Colley's Archtiect of the Silent Moment (CamJazz, 2007) and Simone Guiducci's Dancin' Roots (Felmay, 2005). Alessi's own recordings as a leader--including Vice & Virtue ...


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