by Andrew McAnsh

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Utopia pt 1 03:00
Utopia pt 2 05:49
4 for 5 08:35
Nara pt 1 02:03
Nara pt 2 07:42
Osaka 08:36


All compositions by Andrew McAnsh except the Utopia Suite which was a collaboration between Andrew McAnsh and P.J Andersson.

Thanks to all the musicians for their exceptional performance, solos, and interpretation of this music, my family and friends, Shelly Berger, Geoff Young, Al Kay, Kirk MacDonald, Ingrid Jensen, Bobby Shew, and Wynton Marsalis for your fine mentorship.

This music is heavily rooted with experience travelling through various cities in Japan.

Enso is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism embodying interconnectedness between emptiness and fullness, symbolizing the perfect state for an artist - to free the mind to let the body create.


released June 29, 2016

Produced by Andrew McAnsh Du Varella

Andrew McAnsh – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jeff Larochelle – Tenor Saxophone
P.J. Andersson – Trombone
Mjaa Danielson – Voice (1,2,3,4)
Mara Nesrallah – Voice (5,8,9)
Geoff Young – Guitar (1,2,3,4,10)
Wes Allen – Bass (1,2,3,4,10)
Soren Nissen – Bass (5,6,7,8,9)
Ian Wright – Drums

Recorded at Humber Recording Studios on October 3rd 2014 and January 20th 2015
Mixed by Nick Bonin at Humber Recording Studios, Toronto, ON
Edits by Brandon Wells
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering, Toronto, ON
Art painted by Rebecca MacIntosh
Photograpy & Design by Andrew Savery-Whiteway
Publicity by Orange Grove Publicity
Manufactured by Indiepool

1. Utopia Pt 1
2. Utopia Pt 2
3. Illustrations Pt 1
4. Illustrations Pt 2
5. Confabulation
6. 4 for 5
7. Seven Seconds
8. Nara Pt 1
9. Nara Pt 2
10. Osaka


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Andrew McAnsh Toronto, Ontario

Music and Zen have always been intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter/composer Andrew McAnsh. Currently, Andrew is working on releasing his debut studio album ‘Illustrations’ on June 29th 2016. “Do not listen to the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice inside yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things” – Zen Master Dogen ... more

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