Articles tagged ralph alessi

16 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Uri Caine Ensemble: The Othello Syndrome

Another mad hybrid project from the jazz pianist, but one of his best.

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10 Dec 2007 // 8:59 PM

The Best Jazz of 2007

In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.

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James Carney Group: Green-Wood

Jazz "fusion" for this exact moment -- electric, bold, funked-out, loose-as-a-goose terrific

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Jason Moran: Artist in Residence

A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.

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25 Aug 2003 // 10:00 PM

	Ralph Alessi: This Against That

There is an inevitable and regrettable moment in all reviews of contemporary jazz albums when both the reviewer and the reader are reminded that they

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