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Anansi Trio: On The Path

Read "On The Path" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The concept of a sax-bass-drums trio is not a new one, but Washington, DC's Anansi Trio puts a new twist on the idea through Mark Merella playing what he calls a hybrid drum kit, incorporating conga drums, cymbals and parts of a trap drum set. This adds extra measures of bounce and groove to his playing ...

Take Five With the Anansi Trio

Read "Take Five With the Anansi Trio" reviewed by Mark Merella

About Anansi Trio

We are a group of like-minded musicians drawing from a wide range of musical influences. Using the language of jazz as our starting point, we use elements of Afro-Cuban and Indian music as well as other global traditions. With a diverse rhythmic approach and a focus on improvisation, we hope to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Anansi Trio Releases "On The Path" - Cover Music By John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Ornette Coleman, and Arthur Blythe

Anansi Trio Releases "On The Path" - Cover Music By John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Ornette Coleman, and Arthur Blythe

The Anansi Trio is a group of like-minded musicians drawing from a wide range of musical influences. Using the language of jazz as their starting point they also fuse elements of Afro-Cuban and Indian music as well as other global traditions. Using percussion, saxophones and acoustic bass they create a music that’s unique and experimental yet ...