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Morning Song – Sonny

April 30, 2016

The great Sonny Rollins is old enough to be Melissa Aldana’s grandfather and in a musical sort of way, he is.

While she was still a teenager growing up in Santiago, Aldana’s father introduced her to Rollins’ music. She was so entranced, she persuaded him to let her switch from alto to tenor sax. (In fact, he passed on her grandfather’s Selmar Mark VI—the same model Rollins played—which she still plays today).

Here she is with her band, the Crash Trio, playing her own composition/homage, “Sonny”.

Enjoy.

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