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Aldana, Melissa / Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
Album:Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Aldana, Melissa Added:08/2014
Label:Concord Music Group, Inc. 

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Add Date:2015-01-04 Pull Date:2015-03-08 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-01-01 
MAINSTREAM JAZZ

The American label debut of a young tenor saxophonist from Chile. She leads a trio with Francisco Mela on drums. The compositions are mostly originals (save for #3 and #10).

No FCC issues.

1 ** Fast. Catchy. Tricky syncopated sections alternate with melodic ones. (4:58)
2 Mid-slow. Disjoint sections. Meandering sax leads, scattered drums, quiet bass. (5:45)
3 Slow. Breathy but pretty (Getz-like) take on an old Tin Pan Alley love song. (5:34)
4 * Mid-fast. Lively tune. Nice melodic sax; strong, steady bass and drums. (5:10)
5 Mid-slow. Bass solo for 1:45. Then sax enters, but tune never finds its groove. (6:09)
6 Mid-tempo. Drum solo for 2 min. Then sax wanders around aimlessly. (5:50)
7 Mid-slow. Long, legato lines on the sax. Snappy drums. Quiet bass. (4:20)
8 * Mid-tempo with a bit of swing. Expressive, melodic sax. Hints of bossa nova. (6:39)
9 ** Mid-fast. Catchy, foot-tapping rhythm. Celebratory and fun. (3:57)
10 Mid-tempo (varying). Thelonious Monk tune. Fluttering, breathy solo sax. (4:15)


Track Listing
1.M&M 6.Peace, Love & Music
2.Turning 7.Perdon
3.You're My Everything 8.New Points
4.Bring Him Home 9.Dear Joe
5.Tirapie 10.Ask Me Now