Aldana, Melissa / Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
Album:Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio Collection:Jazz
Artist:Aldana, Melissa Added:Aug 2014
Label:Concord Music Group, Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-01-04 Pull Date:2015-03-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 8Mar 1Feb 22Feb 8Feb 1Jan 25Jan 18Jan 11

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 31, 2017:Rebop
Bring Him Home
4.Mar 06, 2015:Rebop
2.Jan 15, 2016:Rebop
5.Feb 27, 2015:Rebop
New Points
3.Mar 12, 2015:Jump, Jive, & Jazz
New Points
6.Feb 26, 2015:Jump, Jive, and Jazz
Bring Him Home

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-01-01 

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