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Ralph Alessi - Imaginary Friends flac album
Imaginary Friends
Ralph Alessi
Contemporary Jazz
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1758 mb
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Complete your Ralph Alessi collection. Imaginary Friends ‎(CD, Album). ECM Records, ECM Records. Imaginary Friends ‎(CDr, Album, Promo).

Artists Ralph Alessi Imaginary Friends. Imaginary Friends Ralph Alessi. This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 94/134 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Imaginary Friends.

Ralph Alessi: Imaginary Friends by Mike Jurkovic, published on February 4, 2019. Ever leading the avant-garde, trumpeter Ralph Alessi has never been pressed for future-forward ideas or the time to express them in whatever setting best suits the music. Not counting his prodigious work alongside such leading figures as Fred Hersch, Don Byron, and Steve Coleman, in this tumultuous century alone Alessi has led and released such challenging works as This Against That (RKM, 2002), the blazing Cognitive Dissonance (Cam Jazz, 2010) with Jason Moran, his ECM debut Badia (2013), and the equally adventurous yet reassuring Quiver (ECM. Records, 2016).

Trumpeter Ralph Alessis first two ECM albums as a leader Baida (2013) and Quiver (2016) justly earned him high praise. The New York Times lauded the elegant precision and power of Baida, while The Guardian extolled Quiver, pointing to the leaders flawless technique and ability to draw on jazz tradition while avoiding its clichés. After those quartet discs, Alessis third ECM album, Imaginary Friends, presents him fronting a longtime working quintet in its first recording since 2010. The nine Alessi compositions of Imaginary Friends include an irresistible highlight in Iram Issela, with its rich seam of bittersweet melody and exceptional soloing by Coltrane setting the scene for an album of quicksilver beauty. Download from free file storage.

Veteran New York trumpeter Ralph Alessi. The quintet recorded the album at La Buisonne in France, following at least 12 dates in Europe so by the time they got into studio the tunes were clearly well-honed and the creases ironed out. Yet, who knows, maybe they left plenty of creases here which we know nothing about - who is to say how much improvisation is involved and do we care, a question that can be asked of most jazz records? Fun Room is bouncy and sprightly in its own modest way while Imaginary Friends, the title cuts its own bold dash, with slices of Stanko-like trumpet cutting through.

Title: Imaginary Friends. Download original 320Kbps, 1. 2 Mb, 06:10. Album: Imaginary Friends (2019). Artists: Ravi Coltrane, Drew Gress, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne, Mark Ferber. Money online! Converting/Cutting.

After those quartet discs, Alessi’s third ECM album, Imaginary Friends, presents him fronting a longtime working quintet in its first recording since 2010. Alessi’s bandmates include a kindred spirit in saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, a studio and stage partner of the trumpeter’s since they were students together at the California Institute of the Arts in the late ’80s. They are joined by pianist Andy Milne and drummer Mark Ferber, both making their ECM debuts, plus bassist Drew Gress, who played on Baida and Quiver. Seine ersten beiden ECM-Alben als Leader – Baida (2013) und Quiver (2016) – brachten dem Trompeter Ralph Alessi zurecht großes Lob ein. Die New York Times pries „die elegante Präzision und Kraft in Baida, während The Guardian Quiver bejubelte für die „makellose Technik und Fähigkeit Alessis, „an die Tradition des Jazz anzuknüpfen und zugleich ihre Klischees zu vermeiden.


Iram Issela 9:47
Oxide 5:38
Improper Authorities 6:06
Pittance 6:17
Fun Room 8:25
Imaginary Friends 6:10
Around The Corner 4:01
Melee 10:26
Good Boy 3:42


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM 2629, 770 1817 Ralph Alessi Imaginary Friends ‎(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2629, 770 1817 Germany 2019
ECM 7701817 Ralph Alessi Imaginary Friends ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) ECM Records ECM 7701817 France 2019