Andy Narell (born March 18, 1954 in New York City) is a Jewish American musician and composer specialized in the steelpan.

Narell was born in New York City and moved to California in his teens. He took up the steelpan at a very young age in Queens, New York. His father Murray Narell was a social worker who invited Ellie Mannette to bring steel pan to New York city in an attempt to get kids off the streets, out of gangs, and into steelbands.

Narell studied music at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in 1973.

He has performed with the Caribbean Jazz Project, Montreux, Sakésho, and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He additionally composed and arranged music for Trinidad's national steelband competition Panorama.


Solo/with various

  • Stickman (Windham Hill Records, 1986)
  • Slow Motion (Windham Hill Records, 1989)
  • Little Secrets (Windham Hill Records, 1989)
  • The Hammer (Windham Hill Records, 1990)
  • Light in Your Eyes (Windham Hill Records, 1990)
  • Down the Road (Windham Hill Records, 1992)
  • The Long Time Band (Windham Hill Records, 1995)
  • Behind the Bridge (Heads Up, 1998)
  • Fire in the Engine Room (Heads Up, 2000)
  • Live in South Africa (Heads Up, 2001)
  • The Passage (Heads Up, 2004.)
  • Tatoom (Heads Up, 2007)
  • University of Calypso w/Relator (Heads Up, 2009)

With Montreux

  • Live at Montreux (Windham Hill, 1984)
  • Chiaroscuro (Windham Hill, 1985)
  • Sign Language (Windham Hill), 1987)

With Caribbean Jazz Project

  • The Caribbean Jazz Project (Heads Up, 1995)
  • Island Stories (Heads Up, 1997)

With Sakésho

  • Sakésho (Heads Up, 2002)
  • We Want You to Say... (Heads Up, 2005)


  • Sampler '96 (Windham Hill Records, 1996)
  • A Winter's Solstice III (Windham Hill Records, 1990)
  • The Bach Variations (Windham Hill Records, 1994)
  • A Winter's Solstice IV (Windham Hill Records, 1993)

Guest appearances

  • Brazil Duets (Mike Marshall)
  • Outbound (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones)
  • Live at the Quick (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones)
  • The seventh one (Toto)
  • Lunatic Taxi (Sixun)
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