Post Tagged with: "Ralph Alessi"

David Ake – Humanities (2018)

David Ake – Humanities (2018)

David Ake puts decades of experience behind ‘Humanities,’ creating what will certainly be one of the best mainstream jazz releases of the year.


Ralph Alessi – Quiver (2016)

I just realized why Ralph Alessi became Fred Hersch’s trumpet player of choice: Alessi is Fred Hersch, rendered through brass instead of ivory.

Ralph Alessi – Baida (2013)

A standout thing I’ve come to realize in sizing up Ralph Alessi’s ECM debut Baida is not just the record itself but the realization that this is the first Alessi-led album I’ve had the occasion to cover.

Drew Gress – The Sky Inside (2013)

Drew Gress is a first-call bassist and has certainly earned the caché to have first-call players on his own albums.

David Ake – Bridges (2013)

It’s clear from his latest recorded offering Bridges that the pianist and composer David Ake has a lot to say musically, but this being only his third record over a period of fifteen years, he hasn’t had much time to say it.

Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

It was only four years ago when saxophonist Jon Irabagon made his first splash as a solo artist with Outright!. Since then, he’s gone from obscure to being one of the most prolific tenor saxophonists working in NYC today

Avi Granite’s Verse – Snow Umbrellas (2012)

Born in Toronto, living in Brooklyn (where, it seems, all the good musicians aspire to call home), jazz guitar specialist Avi Granite has recently put forth Snow Umbrellas.