Ralph Alessi And Modular Theatre - Open Season (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 288.27 Mb | 52:46 | Cover
Post-Bop, Modern Creative | Label: RKM Music – KRM-CD-1146
Ralph Alessi is well established as one of the very best progressive jazz trumpet players and composers. While elusive as a melodic notesmith, it is the sheer intelligence of his music that is so thought-provoking and singularly unique. In tandem with saxophonist Peter Epstein, Alessi has concocted some truly original, spectacular music over the years, and this recording with his ensemble Modular Theatre stays on that not so straight or narrow path, weaving in complex modes and harmonies that demand the challenged listener to pay close attention. The difference from previous recordings is Alessi's use of a vocalist, but in this case not a singer.