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Game Changer

Capri, 2013

Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band 19-piece ensemble

Marc Adler, Jamie Baum, Andrea 

Brachfeld, Fernando Brandao, Bob Chadwick, Kris Keith, Billy Kerr, Paul Lieberman, Keith Underwood, Richard Ford, Zachary Kellogg, Rachel Rodgers, Jonathan Royce, Donna Sevcovic, Stan Slotter and Ali Ryerson

Special Guests: Holly Hofmann, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres - Rhythm section: Mark Levine, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Akira Tana, drums 




Con Brio!

ACR Music, 2011

Ali Ryerson, flute & alto flute 
Mike Mainieri, vibraphone 
Pete Levin, piano & electric piano 
Mike DeMicco, guitar 
Mark Egan, bass 
Danny Gottlieb, drums & percussion 


1. Daahoud - Clifford Brown / arrangement by Mark Levineflute soloist - PAUL LIEBERMAN, C and bass flute

2. Ana Maria - Wayne Shorter / arrangement by Mike Woffordflute soloist - MARC ADLER, alto flute

3. Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson / arrangement by Mike Woffordflute soloist - HUBERT LAWS, alto flute

4. Speak Like A Child - Herbie Hancock / arranged by Steve Rudolphflute soloist - JAMIE BAUM, alto flute

5. Con Alma - John 'Dizzy' Gillespie / arranged by Bill Cunliffeflute soloist - NESTOR TORRES, C flute

6. Girl Talk - Neal Hefti / arranged by Michael Abeneflute soloists - HOLLY HOFMANN, C flute; [trades w/Ali Ryerson, alto fl.]

7. Pavane – Gabriel Fauré / arranged by Billy Kerrflute soloists - FERNANDO BRANDÃO, C flute; BILLY KERR, alto flute

8. Impressions – John Coltrane / arranged by Bill Cunliffeflute soloists - ANDREA BRACHFELD, C flute; KRIS KEITH, C flute

9. Sail Away – Tom Harrell / arranged by Mike Woffordflute soloist - ALI RYERSON, alto flute

10. Lil’ Darlin' - Neal Hefti / arranged by Michael Abeneflute soloist - BOB CHADWICK, bass flute



1. Another Time, Another Place

2. Jazz Folk

3. Sarah's Touch

4. Con Brio!

5. Where Flamingos Fly

6. Eclipse

7. You Don't Know What Love Is

8. Lydian Grin

9. 1st Gymnopedie

10. Shadows


Classical Connections, Vol 1

Jazz Link Enterprises, 2007

Dale Bruning, guitar & arrangements 
Ali Ryerson, C flute & alto flute 
Jeff Jenkins, piano 
Mark Simon, bass 
Paul Romaine, drums 
Jude Hibler, narrator 


  1. Baubles,Bangles, and Beads

  2. Besame Mucho

  3. The Breeze and I

  4. Concierto de Aranjuez

  5. Bouree from the Suite in E minor

  6. Lover Come Back to Me


Jammin' at the Jazz Corner

Sweet Jazz Recordings, 2007

Ali Ryerson, flute & alto flute 
Howard Paul, guitar
George Sheck, bass 
Bob Masteller, fluegelbone, track 8 


  1. Speak Low

  2. My One and Only Love

  3. Alone Together

  4. Body and Soul

  5. Lullaby of Birdland

  6. Emily

  7. Recordame

  8. Just Friends


Soul Quest

PACT Records, 2004

Ali Ryerson, C & alto flutes 
Steve Rudolph, piano 
Steve Varner, bass 






  1. A Time For Love

  2. Soul Quest

  3. Girl Talk

  4. Mr. 'Bim

  5. Oscar's Steppin' Out

  6. My Foolish Heart

  7. The End Of A Love Affair

  8. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

  9. When You Wish Upon A Star / Never Never Land  






Capri Records, 2003

Frank Wess, C flute & bass flute 
Holly Hoffmann, C flute 
Ali Ryerson, C flute & alto flute 
Mike Wofford, piano 
Peter Washington, bass 
Ben Riley, drums 


  1. Be Bop

  2. Ceora

  3. Sumpn' Went Wrong

  4. Rainsville

  5. This I Dig of You

  6. Pretty

  7. Equal Parts

  8. A Child is Born

  9. Flutopia


Broadway  - Music from 'West Side Story'

Stanza USA, 2003

Ali Ryerson, flutes 
Rex Cadwallader, piano 
Mike Asetta, bass 
Arti Dixson, drums 




  1. Jet Song

  2. Something's Coming

  3. Jump (from Dance at the gym)

  4. Maria

  5. America

  6. Cool

  7. One Hand, One Heart

  8. Tonight

  9. I Feel Pretty

  10. Somewhere



Joe Beck & Ali Ryerson 

DMP, 2001 

Joe Beck, alto guitar 
Ali Ryerson, alto flute 









  1. People Make The World Go 'Round

  2. Laura

  3. Django

  4. Carioca Blue

  5. When I Fall in Love

  6. Spain

  7. Come Together / Alone Together

  8. Tenderly

  9. Hobo

  10. It Takes Two

  11. O Barquinho

  12. Nardis

  13. Danny Boy



Joe Beck & Ali Ryerson 

DMP, 1997 

Joe Beck, alto guitar 
Ali Ryerson, alto flute 
Steve Davis, percussion 









  1. Ode to Billy Joe

  2. 'Round Midnight

  3. Joy Spring

  4. Mother's Day

  5. Willow Weep for Me

  6. Waiing is the Hardest Part

  7. Summertime

  8. Scarborough Fair / Norwegian Wood

  9. Autumn Leaves

  10. Cuidado

  11. Song for muy Father

  12. What Would I Do Without You

  13. Billie's Bounce

  14. We Will Meet Again


Brasil: Quiet Devotion

Concord Picante, 1997 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Webber Iago Drummond, piano 
Helcio Milito, tamba 
Danny Gottlieb, drums 
Jeff Fuller, acoustic bass 
Joe Beck, electric guitar 
Romero Lubambo, acoustic guitar 
Sergio Brandao, electric bass 
Eugene Moye, cello 


  1. First Rite

  2. Todos Os Sentidos

  3. Send In The Clowns

  4. Nao Esta Colando

  5. Chovendo Na Rosira

  6. Camila

  7. Pensando Bem

  8. Stella By Starlight

  9. Estate

  10. Incantations

  11. Praeludium II

  12. Quieta Devocao


In Her Own Sweet Way

Concord Jazz, 1996 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Harold Danko, piano 
Jeff Fuller, bass 
Terry Clarke, drums, percussion 






  1. Preface

  2. To Start Again

  3. Everything Changed

  4. Paisagem Cosmica

  5. Martina

  6. In Your Own Sweet Way

  7. Sail Away

  8. Blue In Green

  9. Sometime Ago

  10. Chega De Saudade

  11. So Remember Me


Portraits In Silver

Concord Jazz, 1995 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Kenny Werner, piano 
Dennis Irwin, bass 
Danny Gottlieb, drums, percussion 




  1. Windows

  2. Beatrice

  3. Ausencia

  4. Shadowlight

  5. Beautiful Love

  6. Zingaro

  7. Very Early

  8. Jardin de la Paresse

  9. Lament

  10. The Summer Knows


I'll Be Back

Red Baron, 1993 Produced by Bob Thiele 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Kenny Barron, piano 
Cecil McBee, bass 
Danny Gottlieb, drums, percussion 



  1. Bobby's Minor

  2. L'ode A Muse

  3. I'll Be Back

  4. Peace

  5. Thinking of You

  6. Nobody Knows

  7. Song For Myself

  8. Samba De Gato

  9. That's All


"No Wall, No War" -

A Jazz Ballet

B-Sharp Records, 1993 (Belgium) 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute, piccolo 
Charles Loos, piano, composer 
John Rucco, clarinet, bass clarinet 
Philippe Aerts, bass 
Dre Pallemaerts, drums 


  1. The gardens of the mind

  2. Overture

  3. Aeolian dance

  4. Eastern Song

  5. Mars March

  6. No Wall, No War

  7. Final Hymn

  8. As and When


Blue Flute

Red Baron, 1992 Produced by Bob Thiele 

Red Rodney, trumpet 
Kenny Barron, piano 
Santi Debriano, bass 
Roy Haynes, drums 


  1. The Sony Side

  2. Blue Flute

  3. Asterie

  4. I Fall In Love Too Easily

  5. Cool

  6. Nocture

  7. Waltz For Harry



Igloo, 1991 (Belgium) 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Steve Houben, flute, alto sax 
Charles Loos, piano, composer 
Philippe Aerts, bass 
Jan De Hass, percussion 
Jeannot Gillis, violin 
Claudine Steenackers, cello 
Fabien Degryse, guitar 


  1. Dramamine

  2. California Gospel

  3. Vagabondage

  4. No Wall, No War

  5. Tohu Bohu

  6. La Source de L'oubli

  7. Asterie

  8. Final Hymn


Charles Loos / Ali Ryerson

EMD, 1989

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute, piccolo 
Charles Loos, piano, composer 
Philippe Aerts, bass 
Jan De Hass, drums 
Arnould Massart, synthesizer 
Michael Formanek, bass  track 1 
Felix Simtaine, drums  track 1 


  1. Macedoine

  2. Fool Nun

  3. Serenity

  4. Suite: Ritournelle, Le Temps de la Nuit, Jeux d'Enfants, Historie Pour Elles


Ali Ryerson : Wonderland

Produced by Peter Carr 1985 (LONDON) 

Roy Williams, trombone 
with the Mick Pyne trio 




Christmas in Conneticut

Joe Beck & Ali Ryerson 

Joe Beck, alto guitar 
Ali Ryerson, alto flute 


  1. Away in a Manger

  2. I Saw Three Ships/What Child Is This?

  3. Little Drummer Boy

  4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

  5. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen




  1. O Holy Night

  2. O Christmas Tree/Go Tell It On The Mountain

  3. I'll Be Home For Christmas

  4. The Christmas Song

  5. Jingle Bells

  6. O Little Town Of Bethlehem/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

  7. Slient Night

  8. Angels We Have Heard On High/The First Noel

  9. We Three Kings/My Favorite Things

  10. White Christmas

  11. O Come All Ye Faithful


Christmas, Now & Then

Wildflower Sounds, 1999 

Ali Ryerson, flute, alto flute 
Cecilia Coleman, piano 
Sharon Aaronson, piano 
Mary Stribling, bass 
Jose Rossy, percussion 








  1. Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella

  2. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

  3. Angels We Have Heard On High

  4. Three Shepherd's Carols

  5. Silent Night

  6. I Wonder As I Wander

  7. What Is This Lovely Fragrance

  8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

  9. Shepherd's Farewell

  10. Shepherds I Hear You Calling

  11. What Child Is This

  12. He Is Born, The Child Divine

  13. Adeste Fideles

  14. Lead Us Emmanuel



Produced By Pete Levin, 2001 

Reissue 2013

Pete Levin, synthesizers 
Ali Ryerson, alto flute 

  1. Transcend

  2. Imagine

  3. Reason

  4. Reflect


Ali Ryerson Discography



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