JURE PUKL’S DOUBTLESS with MELISSA ALDANA, JOE SANDERS and GREGORY HUTCHINGSON
Internationally acclaimed and respected worldwide, saxophonist and composer Jure Pukl presents his new album DOUBTLESS. This is a rare record of double tenor sax with Pukl and Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana, winner of Thelonious Monk Competition 2013. The rhythm is carried by two world-class artists: bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. In a completely acoustic environment without a harmonic instrument, with a small production that is associated with the late fifties and early sixties, Pukl evokes at this time the sound of the old Ornette Coleman. On the other hand, in the arrangements and approaches of the solos, the saxophonist born in Slovenia and settled in New York is an unmistakable musician of the 21st century and his ludic and strong tone with Aldana form a universal character. The values of jazz and improvised music: a combination of deep sound, virtuosity, harmonic and rhythmic creativity.
From Chile we get a prepared food sound of advanced forms spurred by intense discharges of bebop. With four albums to his credit, a solid background acquired at Berkley College, and very diverse incursions into European stages, the saxophonist Melissa Aldana is another of the important names that this year show merits in the section that JAZZMADRID, implicitly, devotes to ejazzen each of its editions.
Melissa Aldana has pedigree. She is the daughter of the also tenorsaxophonist Marcos Aldana and disciple of Joe Lovano, Greg Osby and Ralph Peterson, among others. This tenorsaxophonist competes, from Chile, her homeland, with colleagues like Ingrid Laubrock or Jane Bunnett. The luck: to have fallen grace to the Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez, who knew how to place her on the launching pad of popularity, inviting her to participate in the jazz festival of his country.
A Free Fall, his first album of 2010, followed him in 2012 Second cycle, and in 2014 Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio. Last year published Back Home, work whose compositions now comes to present among us. On the agenda there is a sound prepared food with advanced forms spurred by intense discharges of bebop. And all this resolved in that attractive format of trio without piano, of which Sonny Rollins, the hero of Melissa, was always outstanding representative.
Jure Pulk, tenor sax
Melissa Aldana, tenor sax
Joe Sanders, doubblebass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums
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