With Andy NarellÌ_Ì_Ì¨whoÌ_Ì_åÈs been playing calypso music from Trinidad since he was barely tall enough to reach the panÌ_Ì_Ì¨itÌ_Ì_åÈs always been about expanding the role of the steelpan in jazz. On his new release, University of Calypso, Narell joins forces with calypso legend Relator to explore the role of jazz in vintage calypso. Together, they perform 15 classic compositions by Lord Kitchener, Lord Melody, Mighty Terror, Roaring Lion, Spider, and Relator, supported by a group of world-class Latin-jazz cats who can swing the calypso and blow le jazz hot. ItÌ_Ì_åÈs been over 50 years since a major calypsonian went into the studio with a bunch of jazz players. This CD is cause for serious celebration!