Ralph Alessi

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Ralph Alessi
Born (1963-03-06) March 6, 1963 (age 55)
San Francisco, California
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Jazz musician, composer
InstrumentsTrumpet
Associated actsSteve Coleman, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and Don Byron

Ralph Alessi (born March 6, 1963) is a jazz trumpeter and composer who has worked with saxophonist Steve Coleman. He has also performed with Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and Don Byron.[1]

Alessi is also the founder and director of the School for Improvisational Music and is on faculty at New York University and New England Conservatory. His older brother Joseph Alessi is a classical trombonist.

Select discography[edit]

  • Hissy Fit (1999, Love Slave)
  • This Against That (2002, RKM)
  • Vice & Virtue (2002, RKM)
  • Look (2007, Between the Lines)
  • Open Season (2009, RKM)
  • Cognitive Dissonance (2010, CAM Jazz)
  • Wiry Strong (2011, Clean Feed)
  • Only Many (2013, CAM Jazz)
  • Baida (2013, ECM)
  • Double Life (2013, Catwalk)
  • Sugar Blade (2015, Babel)
  • Quiver (2016, ECM)

With Michael Cain

With Uri Caine

With Jason Moran

With Don Byron

  • You are #6 (Blue Note, 2001)
  • Ivey Divey (Blue Note, 2006)

With James Carney

  • Fables From The Aqueduct (1994, Jacaranda)
  • Offset Rhapsody (1997, Jacaranda)

With Enrico Pieranunzi

  • Proximity (2015, CamJazz)

With Lonnie Plaxico

  • With All My Heart (1994, Muse)
  • Emergence (2000, Savoy)

With David Gilmore

  • Ritualism (2000, Kashka)

With Sam Rivers

  • Culmination (1998, RCA)
  • Inspiration (1999, RCA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "Ralph Alessi | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 December 2016.