Ralph Alessi • Approaching Standards
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Runtime: 16 minutes
Hip-Bone Music proudly welcomes internationally renowned jazz trumpeter/composer/educator Ralph Alessi to our Hip-BoneU faculty roster. Ralph generously shares his tremendous insight and knowledge on one of the most important aspects of learning jazz, how to approach and practice standards. A stalwart on New York’s downtown music scene, Ralph has recorded and collaborated with the likes of Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Don Byron and Fred Hersch. His thriving solo career includes 10 releases as a solo artist, the last 3 on the esteemed ECM label with a new release coming this spring. He is also the founder and director of the School for Improvisational Music. An invaluable lesson for all instrumentalists!.