Jason Moran with Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet
The opening night of Jason Moran’s week as Resident Artistic Director focuses on the sublime quartet assembled on San Francisco-born trumpeter Ralph Alessi’s new ECM Records release, Baida. An incredibly dynamic ensemble described by The New York Times as “unstoppably inventive,” the band was first heard as a unit on Alessi’s 2002 CD This Against That, an album that made JazzTimes magazine’s Top 10 for the year. Alessi cut his teeth in the classical realm, learning from his classical musician father… Show more
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"The most provocative thinker in current jazz. " — Rolling Stone on Jason Moran
A strong proponent of the avant-garde jazz scene, trumpeter and occasional bassist Ralph Alessi first began studying classical trumpet with his father. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alessi eventually found freelance jobs with various chamber ensembles as well as work with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra....
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