Smith, Rudy - What Pan Did For Me

 

artist 
  Smith, Rudy
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title 
  What Pan Did For Me
 
country 
  Trinidad & Tobago
 
mainstyle 
  Steel Drums
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Caprice Records
 
year 
  2015
 
length 
 
 
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Rudy ”Twoleft” Smith is a legendary person in the world of steel pan and steelband. This album offers samples of his many musical faces: the pan man, the jazz musician, the arranger, the pan tuner, the tune smith... As a teenager Rudy started to travel with the band Merrymakers, taking steelband to Europe in the wake of the 1950s calypso craze. He meets jazz music in Europe and becomes a master jazz musician. After a decade on the road Rudy settles in Scandinavia. He becomes the hub of a growing steelband movement in Northern Europe as arranger, advisor, provider of instruments etc. He is also called back to Trinidad to become a top-arranger for the pre-carnival steelband competition Panorama. Rudy has played with most of the great pioneers and masters of steel pan as well as with jazz greats. As an arranger, steel pan maker and mentor he has been the foundation of steelband activities in Northern Europe. But first and foremost he is a great musician.

 
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