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.
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“With a galvanizing postmodern mix suggesting both the discipline of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the
openness of Ornette’s Harmolodicians, the band [Andy McKee & NEXT] draws us in with a seductively
intimate sound.” Chuck Berg Jazz Times - November 1997
“You hear all that on Sound Roots, which features McKee’s quintet, NEXT. Both as a dynamic composer
and fearless, resourceful arranger... McKee consistently turns to the unexpected, keeping the listener
happily surprised.” Zan Stewart DOWN BEAT - December 1997
“Throughout, bassist Andy McKee was the relatively silent, guiding force...” John Ephland DOWN
BEAT - December 1997
“McKee was entrusted with the largest shoes to fill..