• “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.
  • “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.
  • “Throughout, bassist Andy McKee was the relatively silent, guiding force…”
    John Ephland – DOWN BEAT.
  • “McKee was entrusted with the largest shoes to fill… his ability to jump smoothly from steady foundation to avant-garde catalyst was outstanding.”
    Rob Hubbard – St. Paul Pioneer Press.
  • “[the Mingus Big Band]… faultlessly anchored by the lithe bass of Andy McKee.”
    Chris Parker – The Times (London).
  • “Andy McKee… was faultless, and deserves much credit for sustaining the on-the-edge Mingus atmosphere.”;
    Bob Blumenthal – Boston Globe.
  • “Andy McKee responds commendably to being in one of the hottest seats in jazz history—Mingus’.”
    Bill Shoemaker – Jazz Times.
  • “The energy, the vigor of Petrucciani’s attack was consistently matched by bassist Andy McKee…”
    Chip Deffaa – New York Post.
  • “Aside from [Elvin] Jones, the strongest echo of Coltrane’s classic quartet was raised by bassist Andy McKee…”
    Bob Blumenthal – Boston Globe.
  • “…Admirable.”Leonard Feather – Los Angeles Times.