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.