Ralph Alessi

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Ralph Alessi (born 1963[1] in San Francisco, California[2]) is a jazz trumpeter and composer originally from San Rafael, California, probably better known for being a member of bands led by saxophonist Steve Coleman. He has also performed with a host of others musicians, including Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch and Don Byron, among others.[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.

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)
  • Quiver (2016, ECM)

With Michael Cain

With Uri Caine