Voice Choices

Ralph Alessi Quartet

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The trumpeter often finds ways to spill push-and pull rhythms fluidly, and he hones his processes on the new Cognitive Dissonance. Even the most fractured themes boast a design upgrade. Alessi and his team-bassist Drew Gress, drummer Nasheet Waits, and pianist Jason Moran-wax eloquent while making oddities seem natural. Fingers crossed that happens on the bandstand, too.

Wed., Aug. 11, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

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