Andy Narell

Also known as AN, Andrew Narell, Andy, Andy Narrel, Andy Narrell, Andy Nerell, Andy Norell
Members of Andy Narell: Kenneth Nash, Steve Erquiaga
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://andynarell.net/

Discography of Andy Narell:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Natty Stick 2 Audio 1985 Hip Pocket Records
2 Slow Motion 8 Audio 1985
3 Light In Your Eyes 7 Audio 1983
4 Music From The Opening Of Doors / Music From Down The Road 6 Audio 1992
5 Light In Your Eyes 7 Audio 1983
6 Light In Your Eyes 7 Audio 1983 Hip Pocket Records
7 Hidden Treasure 9 Audio 1979 Inner City Records
8 Stickman 7 Audio 1981 Hip Pocket Records
9 The Passage: Music For Steel Orchestra 7 Audio 2004 Heads Up International
10 Slow Motion 8 Audio 1991
11 Slow Motion 8 Audio 1985 Hip Pocket Records
12 Hidden Treasure 3 Audio 1979 Inner City Records
13 Slow Motion 8 Audio 1987 Windham Hill Records
14 Down The Road 12 Audio 1992 Windham Hill Jazz
15 The Hammer 6 Audio 1987
16 The Hammer 6 Audio 1987 Windham Hill Records
17 Hannibal's Revenge 4 Audio 1987 Windham Hill
18 Little Secrets 7 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Records
19 The Long Time Band 9 Audio 1995 Windham Hill
20 Live In South Africa 12 Audio 2001 Heads Up International
21 Tatoom 6 Audio 2006 Heads Up International
22 Live At Montreux 8 Audio 1985 Windham Hill Records
23 Stickman 7 Audio 1981 Hip Pocket Records
24 Little Secrets 7 Audio 1989 Windham Hill Records
25 Stickman 7 Audio 1981 Hip Pocket Records


Born: March 18, 1954

Andy Narell has spent more than a quarter century exploring the subtleties and complexities of steel pan and grafting them to the jazz idiom. He's one of only a small handful of steel pan players in the world who are playing jazz, and perhaps the only one among that coterie to commit an entire career live and in the studio to creating new music for the pan in that context.

In recent years, Narell has also explored the potential of the steel pan on an orchestral level. He enlisted the services of Calypsociation, a thirty-piece steel pan orchestra based in Paris, to record The Passage, his 2004 recording on the Heads Up label. That exploration continues with the release of Tatoom: Music for Steel Orchestra in February 2007. In addition to Narell playing all 22 pans in meticulously layered and carefully mixed orchestral arrangements, Tatoom also features three brilliant soloists: guitarist and labelmate Mike Stern, tenor saxophonist David Sanchez and percussionist Luis Conte. With drummers Mark Walker and Jean Philippe Fanfant driving the rhythm section Narell’s steelband sound has an unmistakable jazz groove.


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