ANFTD #87: Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana joins the podcast with music from several of her releases, including the recent Visions, inspired by Frida Kahlo and other Latina artists. Dave and Melissa talk about her history as a saxophonist and get somewhat nerdy talking about voice leading, a common passion they share. They also talk about how she prepared for the Monk competition, which Melissa won in 2013. Enjoy the music and talk.

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In the EXTRA (subscribers only), Melissa talks about the playing of saxophonist Benny Golson, particularly his 1963 quartet album, ‘Free.’

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman.