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Ralph Alessi

tr, *1963 US, San Francisco
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Ralph Alessi (born 1963 in San Francisco, California) 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. 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.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Latin
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Symphony No. 5: Adagietto (after G. Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor) on Introducing Uri Caine: Shortlist by Uri Caine & Wolfgang Kläsener
Brilliant Waters on Lucent Waters by Florian Weber
Migratory Party on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
Siegfried And Roy on Circa by Michael Cain, Ralph Alessi & Peter Epstein
The Shadow Side on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
Hypnagogic on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
Old Baby on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
Residue on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
It's Always Now on It's Always Now by Ralph Alessi
Oxide on Imaginary Friends by Ralph Alessi

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Imaginary FriendsRalph Alessi2019Album
Better By FarMarc Copland, Ralph Alessi, Drew Gress, Joey Baron2017Album
Mind ReaderTomas Sauter, Ralph Alessi, Luzius Schuler2016Album
QuiverRalph Alessi2016Album
Sugar BladeSteve Davis, Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis2015Album
Double LifeTomas Sauter, Ralph Alessi, Luzius Schuler, Dominik Burkhalter2014Album
SeldomAlessandro Lanzoni With Matteo Bortone, Enrico Morello Featuring Ralph Alessi2014Album
NewswokGiancarlo Tossani Synapser Featuring Ralph Alessi2014Album
Only ManyRalph Alessi & Fred Hersch2013Album
LARKRalph Alessi, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Kris Davis2013Album
BaidaRalph Alessi2013Album
Cognitive DissonanceRalph Alessi2010Album
Open SeasonRalph Alessi And Modular Theatre2008Album
Hard LightsArrigo Cappelletti, Ralph Alessi, Nicola Stranieri2007Album
AnastomosiRalph Alessi / Biagio Coppa / Matt Mitchell / Drew Gress / Shane Endesley2006Album
Vice & VirtueRalph Alessi2003Album
This Against ThatRalph Alessi2002Album
Hissy FitRalph Alessi and Modular Theatre1999Album
PhfewMichael Cain + Peter Epstein + Ralph Alessi1998Album
CircaMichael Cain / Ralph Alessi / Peter Epstein1997Album
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