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Melissa Aldana

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Saxophonist Melissa Aldana joins Blue Note Records with debut album "12 Stars." At 33, the Chilean musician brings global acclaim for her innovative leadership and introspective playing. The album delves into themes of family, acceptance, and self-love, inspired by tarot concepts. Aldana's personal struggles during the pandemic reshaped her music and practice. Collaborating with producer Lage Lund, the album displays vulnerability and growth. The title references The Empress card in tarot, symbolizing creation and her journey. The album showcases Aldana's lyrical development and emotional depth, with standout tracks like "Falling," "Intuition," and "12 Stars." With a Grammy nomination and a rich musical history, Aldana's compositions resonate deeply.