Ralph Alessi Quintet at An Die Musik Live
Erin Connelly uploaded this event on January 4, 2020
Tue, April 21, 2020
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An individualist with a style and sound all his own... - Downbeat Magazine
Alessi's tone conveys a rounded luminescence, like the moon in full phase... - NY Times
Alessi has "drop-dead trumpet chops and his music is as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets... - Jazz Times
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Jon Irabagon, sax
Andy Milne, piano
Drew Gress, bass
Mark Ferber, drums
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 lit 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....