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@ odw. I quote a letter I wrote on the Panorama 06 and I stand by what I said then:
"To replace the late Clive Bradley, fitting honouree of this year’s competition, is impossible. To assume musical responsibility in Desperadoes, then imitate him, albeit faintly, borders on irreverence and is a reckless disservice to this world renowned orchestra and institution. Bradley’s style was his.
Even though the “magnificent seven” found favour in assenting to this inanity, to imitate his style is not to honour him, but rather to “style sample” - thus flippantly flatter - and reflects precious little on Eddie Quarless’ self-confidence"
It has been a few years now I have been waiting with bated breath, for the union of Zanda and Desperadoes.Finally it has happened. They are tailor-made for each other. I want to go on record (on this day 10/30/2015) as saying, Desperadoes IS the band to beat...for Panorama 2016.
I hear you loud and clear!