''To Open The Bowling I Would Say ''Master Clive Bradley''. His Harmonious Melodies Charmed Even His Distractors - Friends and Foes Alike. He Would Take Pieces That No One Will Ever Attempt and Make it a Thing of Musical Beauty. Among His Peers He was the Most Respected and Feared. You Never Knew what Musical Madness He would Be Coming With From Year to Year.. He is My Choice.
Easy Answer: BOOGSIE SHARPE!!! Prolific composer!!! In the consciousness of the public!!! Respected by one and all (except one) as a MUSICAL GENIUS!!!
This is a difficult one for me because Tony Williams and Bobby Mohammed also made an impact.
Cecil: When OUR BOYS came to SAN FRANCISCO in the late eighties/early nineties, Boogsie gave Patrick Arnold about six songs that he composed. And the band learned those songs -- they did not even have names. And everywhere that OUR BOYS played they played "SARAH" and "TOBAGO JAM" and every time that they played those two songs PEOPLE GOT UP AND DANCED. And I am not talking about TRINIS!!!
That was fascinating to me. Over and predictably over again!!! And I must have seen the band (or some segment of the band) play to live audiences at least 100 times -- and that is a short count!!!
How long did Tony Williams last? How long did Bobby Mohammed last?
Imagine ME voting for Boogsie in this contest!!!
Yea boy, what ah thing. But is not a bad choice.
My choice is Clive Bradley a natural born talent, none can compare to his genius in music. All due respect to Ray, Jit, Boogsie and Smooth the facts and the stats speak for themselves.
From a poster on Sanch Youtube channel.
Andre' Walker on The Legacy of Clive Bradley
My choice is Ken "Professor" Philmore for his interpretation of "Pan By Storm". The most played piece by other bands after any Panorama. He clearly won the "People's Choice" with the rendition. Oh Yeah! Oh yeah! Oh Yeah!
"Pan By Storm". The most played piece by other bands after any Panorama.
If you mean in T&T only, that's debatable. Internationally? No way.
Clive Bradley hands down. His impact on all the other arrangers that would follow him is tremendous.
read what they said http://www.panonthenet.com/bradley/quotes.htm
I would say Bradley,however Puckrin with Du Du Yemi got a humongous crowd response. Savannah dust was higher than the Grand Stand.
I AGREE WITH ALL THOSE ARRANGERS YOU GUYS CHOSE BUT THE BIGGEST IMPACT WAS WHEN BOTH THE GRAND STAND AND NORTH STAND STOOD AND SHOUTED IN ONE HUMONGOUS VOICE " WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE' AFTER ALL STARS PLAYED 'DUST IN DEY FACE' ARRANGED BY THE 'SMOOTH' HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE FORGET THAT. TO ME THAT IS IMPACT. THANK YOU LEON EDWARDS, THANK YOUIN ADDITION YOU ALL DID NOT EVEN MENTION JIT SAMAROO SHAMEFULL