Grammy-Nominated Sax Soloist Covers Grammy-Nominated “Old Town Road”

Melissa Aldana is nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo at the 2020 Grammy Awards for her performance on “Elsewhere,” a track off of her quintet’s 2019 album Visions. In honor of the upcoming Grammys, Rolling Stone invited Aldana — who won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 2013 and has studied with saxophone masters such as George Coleman and Joe Lovano — to perform a rendition of another big nominee: Lil Nas X and  Billy Ray Cyrus’ ode to the cowboy life, up for Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Music Video at Sunday’s awards.

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