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Since 1991, trumpeter/composer/educator Ralph Alessi has been an active member of the
New York jazz and improvised music scene as both sideman and leader. Called “...a
highly-in-demand, adventurous virtuoso who can handle just about anything” (L.A.
Weekly), Alessi has performed and recorded with the likes of Steve Coleman, Uri Caine,
Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Sam Rivers, Drew Gress, Fred Hersch and many other of the
great innovators in improvised music.
Ralph Alessi & This Against That organically tows the line between jazz, pop and contemporary classical music. With innovative compositions and dynamic improvising TAT has toured Europe and
the United States for the last four years playing such cities as Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland and
many others. The band has 2 releases to its name including the 2006 recording “LOOK” on Between the Lines Records.