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Take Five With Aaron Aranita

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Instrument(s): alto, tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, piano, bass, drums. Teachers and/or influences? I started sax lessons at Leeward Comm. College in Hawaii with Floyd Uchima and Bill Noble. At the Berklee School of Music in Boston, I studied with Bill Thompson and the great Joe Viola. Charlie Parker was my first real influence. His lines and music had the purity and musicality very much like Bach. His lines made so much sense logically but with ...