For nearly 30 years, Ralph Peterson has been one of the most distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz. His talent and drive as a drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader set him apart as a Master among his peers. In 1980, Ralph was accepted into the Jazz Studies program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Some of his teachers there included Kenny Barron, Paul Jeffrey and drummer Michael Carvin.
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Outer Reaches Press Statement
Outer Reaches is Ralph Peterson’s homage to the rich Jazz Organ
history he both influenced by and an integral part of. The band does
fresh arrangements of the songs from that CD stretching the boundaries
of the vocabulary of what most people think Jazz Organ to be. This
band re-introduces and showcases Pat Bianchi as a major voice on
Organ as well as two more incredible young talents, Josh Evans on Trumpet
and Jovan Alexandre on Tenor.
Fives years ago Ralph Peterson met organist Pat Bianchi in Denver Co.
At a clinic and gig at UC Boulder. Immediately upon meeting an accord
was struck between the two musicians