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Randy Brecker and Melissa Aldana

American trumpet great Randy Brecker shares tracks that have shaped him as a musician, and rising star Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana performs music from her latest album.

Randy Brecker is one of the most highly regarded trumpeters in jazz. In his 50-year career he’s worked everyone from Art Blakey to Jaco Pastorius, though he’s perhaps best known for his fusion project The Brecker Brothers, with his late brother Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone. In this exclusive interview he shares a collection of tracks that have shaped him as a musician, formative influences and inspirations that include music by Brazilian bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto and altoist “Cannonball” Adderley.

Also in the programme, rising star Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana in session. In 2013 Aldana became the first female musician and the first South American to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. She performs music from her latest album, Visions.

Plus presenter Julian Joseph plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Dec 2019 17:00

Music Played

  • Melissa Aldana

    Elsewhere

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

    Antidote (feat. Rubén Blades)

    • Antidote.
  • Snarky Puppy

    Bad Kids to the Back

    • Immigrance.
  • Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan

    You Only Live Twice

    • Epistrophy.
  • Betty Carter

    30 Years

    • The Music Never Stops.
  • Melissa Aldana

    La Madrina

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Stardust

    • Bolden (Original Soundtrack).
  • Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband

    Adina

    • Rocks.
  • Randy Brecker's Inspirations

    • Cannonball Adderley, Bossa Rio & Sérgio Mendes

      Minha Saudade

      • Cannonball's Bossa Nova.
    • Parliament

      Handcuffs

      • Mothership Connection.
    • Miles Davis

      Tutu

      • Tutu.
    • João Gilberto

      S'Wonderful

      • Amoroso.
  • Melissa Aldana

    Visions

    • Live in session for J to Z.

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