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Let’s get with the Programme, Pan Jazz abounds in the Caribbean

by Dalton Narine

Len “Boogsie” Sharpe

Florida, U.S.A. - Hear the Phase ….

I thought my only complaint with the recent live recording of Boogsie Sharpe’s “Only You” session at the Phase II panyard a week or so ago was the sound of the four double guitar pans, as if the riffs were stuck on a cooking oil drum, which, of course, was an originator of the ensemble of drums we have today.

How wrong I was. It didn’t happen. Boogsie acknowledged adding a bass player and two cowbells.

Boogsie utilized the hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music including Pan and Salsa — and infrequently in popular music.
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Some years ago I heard Othello Molineaux at a jazz session in a club in Manhattan. Easily one of the best experiences I've had in pan. Went out and bought his cd " it's about time " . Haven't heard anything from him in a while though. Andy, Robbie, Twoleft Smith ....easy listening.

Mercer: If you want to have "THE BEST EXPERIENCE" in PAN then you have to go to an ANDY NARELL concert one day. Although he is really hard to find in AMERICA right now!!!

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