The Snake Trio | The Dance of the Snake

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The Dance of the Snake

by The Snake Trio

New Directions in Jazz and Venezuelan Music
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mr Pc
3:11 album only
2. Suite Para Una Flor
4:17 album only
3. Stearling Birds
6:06 album only
4. It Don't Mean a Thing
3:59 album only
5. Redondo
4:05 album only
6. Barcelonesa
4:30 album only
7. Coney Island
4:50 album only
8. All Blues
6:32 album only
9. The Coop
3:33 album only
10. Square B
4:16 album only


Album Notes
Bay Area based ensemble, The Snake Trio, combines Jazz and the traditional music of Venezuela with the original and innovative ides of its members.

On their debut CD, "The Dance of the Snake", The Snake Trio presents a variety of string instruments such as the Cuatro (a four-stringed guitar considered the national instrument of Venezuela)and the Bandola Llanera (descendant of the "Oud").

Afro-Venezuelan percussion from different regions of the country also appear, including Quitiplas (bamboo stamping tubes), Tambor Culo 'e Puya, Cumaco and Bumbac Drums.

Venezuelan folk rhythms such as Joropo and Calypso merge with Jazz idioms, to produce a new sound, a musical journey without borders.

The Snake Trio is: Jackeline Rago - Cuatro, Mandolin, Bandola, Percussion; Donna Viscuso - Flute and Alto Saxophone; Jeremy Allen - Acoustic/Electric Basses, Conch Shells.



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Amazing groove music!
truly a great cd, we listen to it all the time.......just special music to groove to!!

Enrique Moreno

Terrific! Get this CD!
The flute is inspiring - melodies that test the old standards without forgetting them. There is something for everyone in this album - older more "mature" jazz melodies mixed in with some modern - "younger" twists! This is a must for your playlist!


Innovative and exciting new music
The music on this CD takes Venezuelan traditional music and straight-ahead jazz and (believe it or not) combines them both to create something new and different. The music is lively and melodic, but with strong rhythmic underpinnings that hark directly back to Afro-Venezuelan roots. The recording quality is excellent giving each instrument plenty of room in the mix yet still having a wide, full sound. The band is great live, too!