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July 3, 2016

New Album "Just for fun" now available!

Interview with Mike Davis

January 5, 2013

Very fortunate to be invited my wonderful colleague in NYC to do this interview. Have a listen.

Remembering Maria Leone 1928 - 2012

October 24, 2012

Maria Leone Alessi, mother of Joseph Alessi and former soprano at the Met Opera passes.

Wagner Concerto for Trombone (JWR)

February 2, 2012

"How fortunate to have trombonist Joseph Alessi do the honours and be accompanied by his colleagues in..."
-James Wegg Review

Melinda Wagner Concerto for Trombone (American Record Guide)

February 2, 2012

The Trombone Concerto (2006) shows she can write a blockbuster. Ofcourse, it helps that the orchestra is the New York Philharmonic and that the soloist...

Slide Partners - Arthur Pryor and Joseph Alessi

July 18, 2011

"Slide Partners" is truly a celebration of 100 years of American trombone virtuosity.
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John Mackey Harvest

Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, played with satin-finished tone and effortless virtuosity.

- Dallas Morning News

March 28, 2013

Wagner Trombone Concerto

A substantial, well-crafted piece, it exploits the beauty of Mr. Alessi's sound as well as the trombone's high register"..."Mr. Alessi played his part with a liquid tone and consummate skill.

- Wall Street Journal

March 14, 2007

Wagner Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

The soloist in the work was the man for whom it was written: the Philharmonic's principal trombone, Joseph Alessi. He is a first rate instrumentalist, with a clear, elegant sound ó rounded and unblaring ó and gobs of technique. Also, he has a sense...

- New York Sun

February 27, 2007

Wagner Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

To balance the mellow trombone ó played with a beautiful, burnished richness by Joseph Alessi, for whom the piece was written ó the composer pitched her work dark: lots of viola, cello, bass and other trombones anchored the music.......

- NY Times

February 24, 2007

Bramwell Tovey's Urban Cabaret

One of the highlights of the concert was undoubtedly the sheer brilliance displayed by the soloist, Joseph Alessi. His first half offering of Tovey's own composition, Urban Cabaret, inspired by images of the soloist stuck in traffic in Manhattan, ent...

- British Bandsman

April 22, 2006

Filas Concerto

"Soloist Joseph Alessi handled the part splendidly...a fiercely dramatic player with reserves of emotional clarity......he turned the solo into a display of personal heroism, vaulting through Filas' arching melodies with ardor and imparting a darkly ...

- San Francisco Chronicle

April 7, 2005