With Baida, his 2013 album for the ECM label, this in-demand trumpeter became better known as a bandleader. Bassist Drew Gress and Nasheet Waits return for the follow-up, this time in the company of pianist Gary Versace. “Here Tomorrow” highlights the group's enviable range—Alessi’s tart trumpet lines contrast with arpeggiated piano chords, while the rhythm section proves elastic, pivoting between rubato and nervy swing. Alessi’s most impressive compositions, like “Smooth Descent” and “Scratch,” tend to follow a similarly discursive pattern, while managing to register as distinct pieces.

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