Entries by Anders Chan-Tidemann

“Back Home” reviews

Melissa Aldana’s new Wommusic release “Back Home” was released on March 11, 2016 and has so far received a heap of praise from near and far. The very first review from none other than the New York Times called the album “a supremely focused statement” & “unburdened by legacy” here & the major Danish newspaper Politiken […]

New Melissa album “Back Home”

Wommusic will release an all-new Melissa Aldana album on March 11, 2016. The album features her trio w. Pablo Menares on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums, as well as 8 originals (by all band members) + 1 standard. Here follows the bio for the album: Rising tenor saxophone star releases her second trio album (and […]

Fall dates 2015

Melissa has just finished a fabulous week of shows! These included a very special Jazz & Blues Foundation tribute to her original inspiration for playing tenorsax – Sonny Rollins – held at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC. Melissa even got to meet Sonny for the first time + he knew of her and […]

Melissa at Minton’s and Exit 0 Jazz Fest!

Tonight on May 22 (& 23) Melissa Aldana will return to the legendary Harlem club Minton’s, which was the focal point for the bebop pioneers Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and others back in the 40ties. And on May 30 she is performing at the exciting Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, New […]

Melissa back in Europe

Melissa Aldana is on her way back to Europe for some April shows, including in several cities she is visiting for her first time. This time she’s bringing Pablo Menares on bass and Allan Mednard on drums (Allan has also been touring with Kurt Rosenwinkel‘s New Quartet recently). Click links to view more info on each date: April 17+18: Duc des […]