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Ralph Alessi

Since 1991, trumpeter/composer/educator Ralph Alessi has been an active member of the New York jazz and improvised music scene as both sideman and leader. Called “...a highly-in-demand, adventurous virtuoso who can handle just about anything” (L.A. Weekly), Alessi has performed and recorded with the likes of Steve Coleman, Uri Caine, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Sam Rivers, Drew Gress, Fred Hersch and many other of the great innovators in improvised music.

As a leader, Alessi has four recordings to his name: Hissy Fit, Vice Virtue, This Against That (voted one of the top ten records of 2002 by Jazz Times) and the recently released, Look featuring his band, This Against That. In the coming year he will release two more recordings, one being a quartet project featuring Jason Moran.

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Discography

Quiver

Quiver

ECM Records
2016

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Spun Tree

Clean Feed Records
2013

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Only Many

CAM Jazz
2013

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Baida

Baida

ECM Records
2013

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Enesco Re-Imagined

Sunnyside Records
2011

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Wiry Strong

Wiry Strong

Clean Feed Records
2011

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At the Seams

At the Seams

Ralph Alessi
Look

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