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Ralph Alessi as Sideman: 5 Essential Examples

Supporting Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and more

Ralph Alessi

THE URI CAINE ENSEMBLE
Gustav Mahler in Toblach: I Went Out This Morning Over the Countryside (Winter & Winter, 1999)

Pianist Uri Caine has wrung endless provocation from the classical canon, and this live album captures the intensity of his Mahler project, laying bare a shifting balance between source fidelity and unbound exploration. Dig especially Alessi’s move from concert precision to thrust-and-parry on selections from “Songs of the Death of Children.”

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