Melissa Aldana -][- FREE FALL – [Inner Circle Music, 2010]
Melissa Aldana lives through her tenor saxophone. It has become part of herself as a vital organ. With FREE FALL she has created an allegory of 9 chapters documenting her personal journey from her birth place Chile to Brooklyn, New York where she lives today.
“Free Fall” is a pure mix of jazz improvisation rooted deep in the tradition and compositions that are taking the music in a more modern direction. This amazing quartet is controlled by young and experienced hands alike. You can feel the air of New York clubs exhaled with a new spirit and virtue. Aldana captures Coleman, Rollins, Parker and Garzone reinvented and regenerated. It is an unpredictable journey through the emotions and intricate harmonies that are transformed into evocative melodies in the delicate hands of Melissa.
“Free Fall” is pure jazz, pure emotion. It is the wisdom of the classics mixed with the young innocence of this fresh new voice. It is the music of the street and of her journey over time in essence. Continue reading