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Larry Melton

Album

Calling

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: I, Chihuahua; Gazelle; Doom; Lenox Avenue Breakdown; Calling; Liberia; Inner Urge; Of My Choosing; Sympathetic Vibrations; Mystery Guest.

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Article: Album Review

Anansi Trio: Calling

Read "Calling" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The Washington, DC based Anansi Trio create a lot of varying sounds with a deceptively simple lineup of reeds, bass and percussion. Their first album, On The Path (Anansi Trio, 2018), established their approach of mixing jazz and world rhythms based around the intricate sound of Mark Merella's combination trap drum and conga setup. This second ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...


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