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Andy Narell

Andy Narell
Born: Apr 18, 1954 in New York, NY
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Genre: Jazz, World, Pop/Rock
Biography: Andy Narell introduced the steel drums to jazz as a solo instrument, playing not only Caribbean and Latin melodies but R&B, funk, and some straight-ahead jazz. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1973, he founded the Hip Pocket label (which became associated with Windham ...Read full biography
Slow Motion
Released: 1985
Label: Hip Pocket
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More often than not, the steel pans are used for playing the traditional sounds of Trinidad. Andy Narell has successfully utilized them in a variety of non-traditional ways. On the ambitious and highly ...Read full review
The Hammer
Released: 1987
Label: Windham Hill Records
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Steel drummer Andy Narell contributed five of the six originals on this excellent set -- all but the title cut, which is sung by its composer David Rudder. Joined by his regular band of the period (guitarist ...Read full review
More Andy Narell albums: Main Albums (15)