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Ralph Alessi

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Trumpeter/Composer Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco, CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he set out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He's been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Marc Copland.

Alessi has recorded nine albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical music

Album

Identified Flying Object

Label: W.E.R.F. Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Nebula; Levitate!; Ready, Set Go; Aurora; Maenads; Underwater Star Based Society; Toy Pianos; Source Of The Ten Thousand Things.

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Article: Album Review

Alex Koo / Attila Gyárfas / Ralph Alessi: Identified Flying Object

Read "Identified Flying Object" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Belgian-Japanese pianist Alex Koo and Hungarian drummer Attila Gyárfás formed the duo Identified Flying Object to explore fully improvised music that has one foot in jazz, one in chamber music, another in minimalism, and a fourth in electronic manipulations. Their initial release Galactic Liturgy (2017) is followed up here with the addition of Ralph Alessi's trumpet ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ralph Alessi

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ralph Alessi

All About Jazz is celebrating Ralph Alessi's birthday today! Trumpeter/Composer Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco, CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he set out for New York, where he swiftly became an ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ian Patterson's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Ian Patterson's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson


A year like no other produced a terrific amount of great music, much of inspired by--or in spite of—the surreal circumstances. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite releases of the year. A huge thank you to all the musicians, record labels, studios, agents, promotors and virtual technicians who helped keep us relatively ...

Album

Totem

Label: Losen Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Gecko; Evocation; Wolf Totem; Curly; Sea Crossing Part 1; Sea Crossing Part 2; Memories Reprise; Mirrors.

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Monash Sessions: Collaborations

Label: Monash Sessions (Monash University)
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Pittance (Alessi); 2. Yoda (Oh); 3. Lady Geri (Keller); 4. Lap Nap (Alessi); 5. Drums Across the Ganges (Evans); 6. Jada (Bob Carleton); 7. Izanagi Izanami (Nguyen Le); 8. Deeper Than Happy (Oh); 9. Melee (Alessi); 10. Moving On (Bailey); 11. Pluridimensional (Monder); 12. Gee Whiz (Bailey); 13. O.K Chorale (Monder).

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Monash Sessions: Ralph Alessi

Label: Monash Sessions
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pittance (Alessi) Melee (Alessi) Lap Nap (Alessi) In Flight Entertainment (Alessi) Smooth Descent (Alessi) I Go, You Go (Alessi) Maria Lydia (Alessi)

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Freya

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Parallax; Scáthach Isle of Skye; Aspasia and Pericles; In the Light of Reverence; Freya; Interlude #1; Heart to Heart; Juno Lucina; Geri’s Print; Interlude #2.

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Article: Radio

Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane

Read "Legacy Saxophone from Joshua Redman and Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Russell Perry


Dewey Redman (1931-2006) and John Coltrane (1926-1967) are giants in jazz history. Their sons Joshua Redman (born 1969) and Ravi Coltrane (born 1965) are among the most prominent tenors playing today. Has there ever been another time in jazz history when two of the most admired players are children of jazz masters? And it is even ...


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