Andrew D'Angelo

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Andrew D’Angelo
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D'Angelo at the 2012 Moers Festival.
Background information
Birth name Andrew Norman D’Angelo
Born (1965-11-02) 2 November 1965 (age 52)
Greeley, Colorado
Origin United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Bass clarinet, Saxophones
Andrew D'Angelo in Aarhus Denmark 2014

Andrew D’Angelo (born 2 November 1965 in Greeley, Colorado) is an American jazz musician (Bass clarinet, Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone).


D’Angelo was raised in Seattle where he met with Chris Speed and Jim Black, before he moved to New York City in 1985. He worked again with Chris Speed in Boston, where both collaborated with the guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel in the band 'Human Feel'. He also played in the Either/Orchestra. The band members then moved to Brooklyn in the early 1990s, where members of the former 'Downtown' were on the music scene. D’Angelo also played in the bands of Erik Friedlander, Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft/Cuong Vu, Reid Anderson, and Ed Schuller in the band Orange Then Blue and began a long lasting collaboration with the drummer Matt Wilson.[1]

D’Angelo has composed music for Big Band, chamber music, string ensembles and soloists. D'Angelo has released three albums with his trio 'Morthana'. First in 2008 the album Skadra Degis (Skirl Records), in a trio with Jim Black and Trevor Dunn. With his band 'Make Music' he collaborates with pianist Josh Roseman and the tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry.

With his own 'Andrew D'Angelo Trio including the drummer Jim Black and the upright-bassist Trevor Dunn, he has released two albums. First Skadra Degis (2008) and then Norman (2014).[2]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2004: Morthana With Pride (Doubtmusic)
With duo Andrew D'Angelo / Jaime Fennelly
  • 2002: Terpsichorea #2 (Falçata-Galia)
With Andrew D'Angelo Trio
  • 2008: Skadra Degis (Skirl)
  • 2014: Norman (Brain Music)


With Either/Orchestra
  • 1986: Dial E (Accurate)
  • 1988: Radium (Accurate)
  • 1990: The Half-Life of Desire (Accurate)
  • 1992: The Calculus of Pleasure (Accurate)
  • 1994: The Brunt (Accurate)
  • 1996: Across the Omniverse (Accurate)
  • 2000: More Beautiful Than Death (Accurate)
  • 2002: Afro-Cubism (Accurate)
  • 2003: Neo-Modernism (Accurate)
  • 2004: Éthiopiques 20 : Live in Addis (Buda Musique)
  • 2010: Mood Music for Time Travellers (Accurate)
With 'Debris'
  • 1993: Terre Haute (Rastascan)
With 'Human Feel'
  • 1989: Human Use (Human Use)
  • 1991: Scatter (GM)
  • 1994: Welcome to Malpesta (New World )
With Ed Schuller
  • 1994: The Force (Tutu)
With Bobby Previte's 'Weather Clear, Track Fast'
With Erik Friedlander
With Matt Wilson
  • 1998: Going Once, Going Twice (Palmetto)
  • 1999: Smile (Palmetto)
  • 2003: Humidity (Palmetto)
  • 2009: That's Gonna Leave a Mark (Palmetto)
  • 2013: Gathering Call (Palmetto), with John Medeski
With 'Morthana' trio including Anders Hana and Morten J. Olsen
With 'Tyft' trio including Hilmar Jensson and Jim Black
  • 2009: Smell the Difference (Skirl)
With 'The Bureau of Atomic Tourism'
  • 2013: Arco Idaho (Rat)
  • 2013: Second Law of Thermodynamics (Rat)
  • 2014: Spinning Jenny (Rat)
  • 2014: Scintigraphy (Rat)[3]



  1. ^ "Andrew D'Angelo". Biography. AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  2. ^ Lehner, Daniel (2014-10-14). "Andrew D'Angelo: Story Of The Living". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Andrew D'Angelo". Discography. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 

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