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Andrew McAnsh

Music and Zen have always been intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter/composer/educator Andrew McAnsh. Born and raised in the modest city of Cambridge, Ontario, Andrew fell in love with music upon his first exposure to the sounds of Miles Davis and John Coltrane at the age of twelve. Fifteen years later, at 27, as an established professional musician with his own prolific contemporary style, Andrew still pays homage to the contributions of these two artists as his greatest personal influences. Already well on his way to gaining breathtaking control of his instrument, Andrew moved to Toronto, Ontario to pursue his music career at the age of seventeen

Illustrations

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Utopia, part 1; Utopia, part 2; Illustrations part 1; Illustrations, part 2; Confabulation; Seven Seconds; 4 for 5; Nara, part 1; Nara, part 2; Osaka.

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Autobahn: Of the Tree

Read "Of the Tree" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Not to be confused with the band of the same name from The Big Lebowski (or the similarly-named British indie- rock / emo band, for that matter) this Autobahn is a trio of jolly Canadians who play 21st Century jazz. Not “swinging" jazz in the traditional Blue Note sense, the music of this bass-free trio of ...

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Andrew McAnsh: Illustrations

Read "Illustrations" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Its liner notes, song titles, and cover art liberally peppered with references to Japanese culture and Zen Buddhism, Andrew McAnsh's debut recording, Illustrations was inspired by the young trumpeter / composer's journeys through the Land of the Rising Sun. However, McAnsh's original compositions--far from displaying any direct influences of Japanese ethnic music--are relentlessly hard-hitting modern jazz ...


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