Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andy Milne, Drew Gress, Mark Ferber Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andy Milne, Drew Gress, Mark Ferber

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 1, 2019 by ECM

Main artist: Ralph Alessi

Genre: Jazz

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 01:00:32

  1. 1 Iram Issela

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  2. 2 Oxide

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  3. 3 Improper Authorities

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  4. 4 Pittance

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  5. 5 Fun Room

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  6. 6 Imaginary Friends

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  7. 7 Around The Corner

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  8. 8 Melee

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  9. 9 Good Boy

    Ralph Alessi, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gerard De Haro, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ravi Coltrane, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Manfred Eicher, Producer - Drew Gress, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Ferber, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Milne, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Baillard, Mixer, Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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Ralph Alessi’s ‘imaginary friends’ are very much real. They’re called Ravi Coltrane, Andy Milne, Drew Gress and Mark Ferber. And the world that they create together is drenched with pastel shades. The musical colours that this quintet paints on Imaginary Friends blend into each other perfectly, spreading out over the huge melodic canvas. On closer inspection, the details of these nine pieces are dense and complex, yet Ralph Alessi makes the whole thing ever so fluid...

Upon joining the ECM label, the New York-based Californian asserted himself as a brilliant group leader with the album Baida in 2013 followed by Quiver three years later. Influenced by (but never imitating) the inescapable artists Miles Davis and Kenny Wheeler, Alessi has always unfurled elegant phrases that are as lyrical as they are refined. Manfred Eicher, who produced this record, ensures that the group allows for space. Alessi sounds much more mature here and his complicity with Ravi Coltrane is the cherry on top. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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