Andy Narell

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American steel drummer, percussionist, pianist, and composer, born March 18, 1954 in New York.

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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Albums

IC 1053 Andy Narell - Hidden Treasure album art Andy Narell Hidden Treasure(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 1053 US 1979 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Stickman album art Andy Narell Stickman (Album) Hip Pocket Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Light In Your Eyes album art Andy Narell Light In Your Eyes (Album) Hip Pocket Records, Hip Pocket Records Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Slow Motion album art Andy Narell Slow Motion (Album) Hip Pocket Records Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Live At Montreux album art Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie Quintet With Mike Marshall (2), Todd Phillips And Andy Narell - Live At Montreux (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - The Hammer album art Andy Narell The Hammer (Album) Windham Hill Jazz US 1987 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Little Secrets album art Andy Narell Little Secrets (Album) Windham Hill Records Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Down The Road album art Andy Narell Down The Road (Album) Windham Hill Jazz Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - The Long Time Band album art Andy Narell The Long Time Band (Album) Windham Hill Records Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Behind The Bridge album art Andy Narell Behind The Bridge (Album) Heads Up International US 1998 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - Fire In The Engine Room album art Andy Narell Fire In The Engine Room (Album) Heads Up International Germany 2000 Sell This Version
HUCD 3060 Andy Narell - Live In South Africa album art Andy Narell Live In South Africa(2xCD, Enh) Heads Up International HUCD 3060 US 2001 Sell This Version
Andy Narell - The Passage: Music For Steel Orchestra album art Andy Narell And Calypsociation Andy Narell And Calypsociation - The Passage: Music For Steel Orchestra (Album) Heads Up International US 2004 Sell This Version
HUCD 3122 Andy Narell - Tatoom  album art Andy Narell Tatoom (CD, Album) Heads Up International HUCD 3122 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
HUCD 3168 Andy Narell - University Of Calypso album art Andy Narell And Relator* Andy Narell And Relator* - University Of Calypso(CD, Album) Heads Up International HUCD 3168 US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IC 1053 Andy Narell - Hidden Treasure album art Andy Narell Hidden Treasure(12", Smplr) Inner City Records IC 1053 US 1979 Sell This Version
883 715-7 Andy Narell - La Samba album art Andy Narell La Samba(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records, Hip Pocket Records 883 715-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
883 714-7 Andy Narell - Street Dancin' album art Andy Narell Street Dancin'(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records 883 714-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
HP-17334 Andy Narell - Natty Stick album art Andy Narell Natty Stick(12", Promo) Hip Pocket Records HP-17334 US 1985 Sell This Version
WH-17486 Andy Narell - Hannibal's Revenge album art Andy Narell Hannibal's Revenge(12", Promo) Windham Hill Records WH-17486 US 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

WD-17923 Andy Narell - Radio Edits album art Andy Narell Radio Edits(CD, Comp, Promo) Windham Hill Jazz WD-17923 US 1989 Sell This Version
BVCW-644 Andy Narell - Rakuen No Yuwaku -Steel Pan's Calipso Jazz album art Andy Narell Rakuen No Yuwaku -Steel Pan's Calipso Jazz(CD, Comp, Promo) Windham Hill Jazz BVCW-644 Japan 1994 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

WD 92-09 Andy Narell - Music From The Opening Of Doors / Music From Down The Road album art Will Ackerman* / Andy Narell Will Ackerman* / Andy Narell - Music From The Opening Of Doors / Music From Down The Road(CD, Promo) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Jazz WD 92-09 US 1992 Sell This Version

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