Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio (Concord Jazz) Melissa Aldana - tenor saxophone Pablo Menares - bass Francisco Mela - drums If ever there were a testament to the efficacy of jazz education, it's Melissa Aldana's new album with her Crash Trio, bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Francisco Mela. Aldana, the first-ever female winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition (2013), is a Berklee College of Music grad (2009), and she had an early leg up: her first teacher in her hometown of Santiago, Chile, was her father, Marco, himself an esteemed saxophonist.
Garelick, Jon (2014) Album Reviews: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio - "Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio". In: JAZZed: Practical Ideas & Techniques for Jazz Educators, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 36-37. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/629465/.