All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Andy McKee

Results for "Andy McKee"

Advanced search options

Musician

Andy McKee

Born:

Whether you are talking about Andy McKee’s bass playing or his way of moving through life, three words say it - strength, passion and artistry. Having performed for twenty-five years with many jazz greats, his reputation stretches from his home base of New York, across the United States, to Europe and Japan. The deep resonance of Andy’s sound adds unmistakable dimension to every band he plays in. His impeccable time, musicianship and capacity for rhythmic invention were forged over years of in-the-trenches experience with many legendary jazz masters.

Andy’s hard-swinging approach evolved naturally from his formative years on Philadelphia’s jazz scene

Album

The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Road Song; Tear it Down; Four on Six; Wes' Tune; Nelson's Groove; West Coast Blues; Jingles; Facing Wes; Leila.

5

Article: Album Review

Nelson Riveros: The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

Read "The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


After delving into the repertoire of legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery at a gig in the not-so-distant past, six-stringer Nelson Riveros was struck with the idea for this tribute project. Playing true to Montgomery's work and legacy, while pulling from his own Colombian roots and imbuing the music with varied elements drawn from the broader Latin lexicon, ...

9

Article: The Jazz Life

Growing Older Jazzfully

Read "Growing Older Jazzfully" reviewed by Peter Rubie


So there I was the other day, taking a yoga lesson, trying to loosen my aching muscles. I'm at that age where it aches if I do exercise, and I stiffen if I don't. The instructor was a young woman with the flexibility of a baby who can suck her own toes. She asked us to ...

3

Article: Live From New York

Wayne Escoffery, Mingus Big Band, Tomas Fujiwara, Mara Rosenbloom & The Ron Carter Big Band

Read "Wayne Escoffery, Mingus Big Band, Tomas Fujiwara, Mara Rosenbloom & The Ron Carter Big Band" reviewed by Martin Longley


Wayne Escoffery & Tenor Traditions Smalls March 31, 2018 To assist with his investigation into tenor traditions, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery formed a full-thrust front line with Marcus Strickland and George Garzone, surely one of the most vibrant teams possible around current NYC clubland. The quintet was completed by bassist Yasushi ...

117

Article: Under the Radar

Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 1

Read "Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


A Protracted Beginning Ken Prouty, an assistant professor of Musicology and Jazz Studies at Michigan State University and author of Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age (University Press of Mississippi, 2013) has written at length about the early history of jazz education in the US. In his writings, he ...

5

Article: Interview

Jack Wilkins: Playing What He's Preaching

Read "Jack Wilkins: Playing What He's Preaching" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum


Some time in 1975 a box of records from the Mainstream label was dropped by my front door. I picked it up and began to open it with a mix of excitement and dread of having to face writing more record reviews. I saw an LP titled Windows with an unfamiliar cast of characters and put ...

1,754

Article: Album Review

Jack Cooper: Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

Read "Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), one of the first American composers of classical music to earn an international reputation, derived his inspiration from themes he had heard while growing up in Connecticut: hymns, traditional folk songs, marching bands (his father led one), patriotic songs, parlor ballads, Saturday night dances, and especially the melodies of the great Stephen ...

1

Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Alexi David

Read "Take Five With Alexi David" reviewed by Alexi David


Meet Alexi David:Cypriot-American composer and bassist Alexi David grew up in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. His group, Alexi David's Patriot Act, has created the first fusion with jazz and the Greek sounds of rembetika. David is also adept on bouzouki, baglama and piano. He is a scholar on the music of the late Charles ...

10

News: Performance / Tour

Michele Rosewoman Trio With Special Guest Julian Priester At The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 8, 2012

Michele Rosewoman Trio With Special Guest Julian Priester At The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 8, 2012

On June 8, 2012 at 9:00 p.m., the pianist/composer Michele Rosewoman leads her trio, featuring bassist Andy McKee and drummer Billy Hart, with special guest trombonist Julian Priester, in a concert at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, performing a selection of original works by Rosewoman and by Priester. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as a “propulsive bandleader [who] guides ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by AGS Recordings

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.