Ralph Peterson Catalog

1988 (age 26)

Ralph Peterson Quintet - V   Somethin' Else (J) RJ28-5502   1988

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Steve Wilson, alto, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, April 19 and 20, 1988

Enemy Within
Monief
The Short End Of The Stick
Soweto 6
Viola's Dance
Bebopskerony

** also released on Somethin' Else (J) CJ32-5502 in 1988; Blue Note B1-91730 in 1989, CDP 7 91730 2 in 1989; Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-8026 in 1998, TOCJ-95002 in 2013.

Ralph Peterson Trio Featuring Geri Allen - Triangular   Somethin' Else (J) RJ28-5505   1988

Geri Allen, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, April 20, 1988

Just You, Just Me

Geri Allen, piano; Essiet Okon Essiet, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, August 21 and 22, 1988

Bemsha Swing
Triangular
Water Colors
Princess
Move
Splash
Smoke Rings

** also released on Somethin' Else (J) CJ32-5505 in 1988; Blue Note B1-92750 in 1989, CDP 7 92750 2 in 1989; Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-95004 in 2013.

1989

Ralph Peterson Quintet - Volition   Somethin' Else (J) CJ32-5510   1989

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Steve Wilson, alto, soprano sax; Geri Allen, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, February 27 and 28, 1989

Volition
Seven Of Swords
On My Side
Forth And Back
Back To Stay
In Step
Benevolent One
Sasquash

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 93894 2 in 1990?.

Ralph Peterson Presents The Fo'tet   Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-5521   1990

Don Byron, clarinet, bass clarinet; Bryan Carrott, vibes; Melissa Slocum, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; with Frank Lacy, trombone, flugelhorn #2,6,8; David Murray, tenor sax, bass clarinet #2,6,8.

A&R Studios, NYC, December 22 and 23, 1989

1.Urban Omen
2.Thabo
3.Homegoing (For Lee Morgan)
4.Axis Mundi
5.Ballad For Queen Tiye
6.Miss Lady
7.I Can Dream, Can't I?
8.Confrontation
9.Johnny Come Lately

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 95475 2 in 1990?.

1990

Ralph Peterson's Fo'tet - Ornettology   Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-5533   1991

Don Byron, clarinet, bass clarinet; Bryan Carrott, vibes; Melissa Slocum, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums, cornet.

Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, August 7, 8 and 9, 1990

Ornettology
The Substance Of Things Hoped For
Nemesis
Iris
Status Flux
I Mean You
Sneak Attack
Congeniality
There Is No Greater Love

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 98290 2 in 1991.

1992 (age 30)

Ralph Peterson Quintet - Art   Somethin' Else (J) TOCJ-5551   1993

Graham Haynes, cornet; Steve Wilson, soprano, alto sax; Michele Rosewoman, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; with Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone #1; Craig Handy, tenor sax #1.

The Power Station, NYC, March 18-20, 1992

1.Free For All
2.Sonora
3.Art Of Blakey
4.Central Park West
5.When You Wish Upon A Star
6.Bon Marie
7.I Remember Bu
8.Where It's Come From
9.People Make World Go Round

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 27645 2 6 in 1994.

1994

Ralph Peterson Fo'tet - The Reclamation Project   Evidence ECD 22113-2   1995

Steve Wilson, soprano sax; Bryan Carrott, vibes, marimba; Belden Bullock, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Soundtrack Studio, NYC, November 28 and 29, 1994

Further Fo
Song Of Serenity
Long Journey Home
Insanity
Bottom
Turn It Over
Just For Today
Acceptance
For All My Tomorrows
Keep It Simple

1995

The Ralph Peterson Fo'tet - The Fo'tet Plays Monk   Evidence ECD 22174-2   1997

Steve Wilson, soprano sax; Bryan Carrott, vibes; Belden Bullock, bass; Ralph Peterson Jr., drums.

Soundtrack Studio, NYC, November 20, and December 18, 1995

Jackie-ing
Skippy
Epistrophy
Played Twice
Light Blue
Criss Cross
Four In One
Monkin' Around
Spherically Speaking
Well You Needn't
Brilliant Corners

1999

Ralph Peterson Jr And The Fo'tet With Special Guest - Back To Stay   Sirocco Jazz Limited (E) SJL 1006   2000

Ralph Bowen, soprano sax; Bryan Carrott, vibes, marimba; Belden Bullock, bass; Ralph Peterson Jr, drums, percussion; with special guest: Michael Brecker, tenor sax #1,7.

RPM Sound Studios, NYC, May 5, 6, and June 6, 1999

1.Back To Stay
2.From Within
3.Apple's Eye
4.Did You Notice
5.Miles' Mode
6.Surrender
7.Soul Eyes
8.Is That So?
9.Inner Evolution
10.Hidden Treasures

Ralph Peterson, David Kikoski, Gerald Cannon - Triangular 2   Sirocco Jazz Limited (E) SJL 1009   2000

David Kikoski, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Brooklyn, NY, December, 1999

Jeans' Dream
Peri
Night And Day
Games
Blues For Jones
I Remember Bu
Red's Brazilian Fantasy
If I Were A Bell

2001

Ralph Peterson - The Art Of War   Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1206 CD   2001?

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Greene, tenor, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Brooklyn, NY, January 16, 2001

The Art Of War
Inner Sanctum
Freight Train
All My Tomorrows
Apocalypse
A Choice Not Taken
Smoke Rings
Portrait Of Jenny
Monief
Big Jimmy

Ralph Peterson - Subliminal Seduction   Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1225 CD   2002

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Greene, tenor, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.: same personnel.

Brooklyn, NY, December 19, 2001

Trials Of Trust And Treachery
The Vicious Cycle
The Fifth Insight
Tears I Cannot Hide
Essence Of The Wizard
But I Never Left
The Seventh Insight
Social Response
I Only Miss Her When She's Gone
Synergy
Subliminal Seduction

2002 (age 40)

Ralph Peterson - Tests Of Time   Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1240 CD   2003

Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Greene, tenor, soprano sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Brooklyn, NY, December 10, 2002

Respect For Truth
Tests Of Time
I Love You
Telepathy
Neo Terra
Ballad For Queen Tiye
Prayer For Colombine
When I Fall In Love
Question
Cheryl
Dark Prince

2003

Ralph Peterson - The Fo'tet Augmented   Criss Cross Jazz (Du) Criss 1255 CD   2004

Don Byron, clarinet, bass clarinet; Bryan Carrott, vibes; Belden Bullock, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; Eguie Castillo, percussion.

Brooklyn, NY, December 9, 2003

Shade Of Jade
Surrender
The Burning Sands
Johnny Come Lately
Status Flux
Beautious B
Acceptance
The Commute
Keep It Simple

2010

Ralph Peterson's Unity Project - Outer Reaches   Onyx Music Label ONYX 001?   2010

Josh Evans, trumpet; Jovan Alexandre, tenor sax; Pat Bianchi, organ; Ralph Peterson, drums, trumpet; with David Fiuczynski, guitar.

New Jersey, July 19, 2010

The Moontrane
Monk's Dreams
Outer Reaches
Katrina Ballerina
Beyond All Limits
On My Side
An Inside Job
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Ritha
Zoltan
We Three Kings
Spectrum

2011

Ralph Peterson - Alive At Firehouse 12 Vol. 1 - The Unity Project   Onyx Music Label ONYX 003?   2013

Josh Evans, trumpet; Craig Handy, tenor, soprano sax; Jake Sherman, Hammond organ; Ralph Peterson, drums.

Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT, December 2, 2011

Minor League
Sonora
Second Thoughts
Old Folks
Lexi's Song
The Moontrane

2012 (age 50)

Ralph Peterson Fo'tet And Sextet - The Duality Perspective   Onyx Music Label ONYX 002   2012

Felix Peikli, clarinet, bass clarinet; Joseph Doubleday, vibes; Alexander L.J. Toth, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; with special guests: Bryan Carrott, marimba; Reinaldo Dejesus, percussion.

WGBH Studios 1, Boston, MA, January 24, 2012

One False Move (Fo'tet)
4 In 1 (Fo'tet)
Addison And Anthony (Fo'tet)
Bamboo Bends In A Storm (Fo'tet)
Princess (Fo'tet)

Sean Jones, trumpet; Tia Fuller, alto, soprano sax; Walter Smith III, tenor sax; Zaccai Curtis, piano; Luques Curtis, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; with special guests: Eddie Bayard, tenor sax; Victor Goulg, piano.

Coming Home (Sextet)
Impervious Gems (Sextet)
The Duality Perspective (Sextet)
You Have Know Idea (Sextet)
Pinnacle (Sextet)

2013

The Ralph Peterson Fo'tet Augmented - Alive At Firehouse Vol. 2 - Fo' N Mo'   Onyx Music Label ONYX 004?   2014

Felix Peikli, clarinet, bass clarinet; Steve Wilson, soprano sax; Joseph Doubleday, vibes; Alex Claffy, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums; Eguie Castrillo, percussion.

Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT, December 6, 2013

Humpty Dumpty
The Lady In Black
The Tears I Cannot Hide
Celia
Chelsea Bridge
Overjoyed
Surrender
Skippy