JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2015 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio at Rochester International Jazz Festival

Melissa Aldana is a great tenor sax player. Her Crash Trio was doing Ellington's "I Got It Bad" when we walked in and the drummer was sounding especially good with the brushes. They work well within the tradition of jazz but at the same time their sax, bass and drums trio shows how elastic the form can be as they carved out their own sound. They asked if they could do an additional song and finished with a song she wrote for Sonny Rollins called "Back Home."

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