Renowned trumpeter and educator Ralph Alessi has joined the growing list of progressive artists endorsing P. Mauriat professional instruments. Alessi, who Jazz Times magazine declares as having “drop-dead trumpet chops” and calls his music “as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets,” is playing the PMT-655CL.
“I love the core sound of this instrument which is consistent throughout the different ranges,” Alessi says. “In addition, the slotting is outstanding.” Alessi will be appearing in a number of magazine and online promotions for P. Mauriat throughout the year.
Born in San Francisco the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone, Ralph developed his playing in New York. He’s been a frequent collaborator with such musicians as Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, Fred Hersch, Drew Gress, Dafnis Prieto, and Jason Moran. Alessi has recorded seven albums of originals that draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical. In 2010, Alessi released “Cognitive Dissonance” which received a four star review from Downbeat magazine and earlier this year, he released “Wiry Strong” on Clean Feed Records.
“Having Ralph endorse a P. Mauriat trumpet says a lot about our ability to develop professional-level instruments,” says P. Mauriat brand manager Craig Denny. “We’re honored to have such a dynamic, talented player who is propelling modern jazz forward on our roster.” Alessi joins the likes of James Carter, Greg Osby, Bob Reynolds, Marcus Strickland, and Adam Larson who choose P. Mauriat horns.
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