Results for "Ralph Alessi"
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
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 ...
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 ...
by Ian Patterson
A year like no other produced a terrific amount of great music, much of inspired by--or in spite ofthe 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 ...
Label: Monash Sessions (Monash University)
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).
Label: Monash Sessions
Track listing: Pittance (Alessi) Melee (Alessi) Lap Nap (Alessi) In Flight Entertainment (Alessi) Smooth Descent (Alessi) I Go, You Go (Alessi) Maria Lydia (Alessi)
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 ...