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Martin Maitland
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  • Bronx, NY
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Pan Music Progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick Feb 2, 2014. 3 Replies

No Pan stream from Pan Trinbago!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO Feb 3, 2014. 58 Replies

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Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Morning Glory…..I think the problem here is you are attached to Boogsie and as such will defend him. I on the other hand have no relations to anyone. I know a lot of arrangers and I have spoken to them at length, however I will be the first…"
23 hours ago
Martin Maitland replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion Boogsie is a musical genies, Smooth is A Panora genies he knows the Formula,
"If it was as easy as that Smooth would have won every year. Everyone has their time and no two people are the same, so the judges will hear something and like it or not. Runs has little or nothing to do with it. Style has. "
yesterday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Last year Carlton Zander Alexander and Desperadoes, gave us one of the best arranged and played tunes ever on pan. I am an All Stars for life but I could openly say, “that was my type of music” and what I will pay for to go either North…"
yesterday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Amen... Claude"
yesterday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"The thing is, every Boogsie fan thinks he is the Greatest; Genius; The Man of Pan.   I am entitled to my opinion and I will say it is hogwash. If he was as good as people say he is then he would have won more than every single arranger in the…"
yesterday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Claude... Sorry to disappoint you....Boogsie is already set in his ways and it will take until 2019 to change his mind. He has something to prove and that is why he gave no panorama interviews. He is doing the same thing Andy did and is being…"
Tuesday
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
" S.F. Thomas, I concur fully. This is why I didn’t just say “Hey this guy is the best” I put a list of tunes, in my opinion shun brightest on the night of panorama and were more memorable in the years that followed. My point…"
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"AL Nunes, I understand your point but you are incorrect in your assessments on both fronts of road march. Doh Back Back was selected months before it even had the potential of being road march. I would say it was the same this year with Full…"
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Keithley Greene, You really have no clue what you are talking about. The question was about arranger having the biggest impact on panorama, and a follow-up on Boogsie. In my book an arranger could arrange anything, simply putting not just his…"
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"I was not speaking about Sarah... My point was about Red White and Black... His 2017 composition. "
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"What goes around comes around. I am 100% sure, if you asked anyone to name a tune All Stars played, someone will say Doh Back Back. Will anyone remember Renegades played Sweet Pan in 1984?  We all in evidence that night knew All Stars won.…"
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"If he keeps this up, he defiantly will be treated like Andy. This music is OLD, it may sound musical but it is defiantly not a direction for pan. The last arranger who tried intricate musical arrangements was left out of panorama. I think the older…"
Monday
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"You may call it my opinion if you like but be realistic and ask anyone around the world to name a band and the tune they played…We are talking about some of the best tunes or impact tunes over the decades. Each and every one had an impact on…"
Friday
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"That's my point exactly"
Mar 16
Martin Maitland replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion Which Arranger Made The Biggest Impact On Our Large Bands Panorama?
"Leon 'Smooth' Edwards took music to a different level at a time when everyone was playing pan songs or songs specifically written for pan by an arranger. You only have to look at the catalog of party songs chosen by…"
Mar 16
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Mar 16

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Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Just a taste of Pan on the avenue 2014 I posted to YouTube.  

Pan music Innovation

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:27pm 6 Comments

We are all tired of the same old adage year after year. I propose Pan Trinbago set up an annual Pan Music competition to help drive the musical creativity within Trinidad carnival. Most composers have little to gain from producing a pan tune and many have to incur the high cost of a quality studio production. If there was a musical Pan Tune competition... Say the first 3 tunes to have acceptance by the bands gain a winning financial fund, for example the winner would get full reimbursement…

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