PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades

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PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades

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PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades A midi album project by Gary Trotman Gary Trotman Steelasophical http://Steelband.co.uk PanBrassOrama@Steelband.co.uk PanBrassOrama :::Tracks include::: ::: 4ths & 5ths Pan ::: The Bees Melody ::: Jit Samaroo and the Renegades ::: Pan In Ah Rage ::: St Thomas - bonus track ::: Symphony In G ::: The Iron man ::: Pan Pirates ::: Guitar Pan ::: Two Days To Go PanBrassOrama is a midi concept album that was recorded in 1998. The first ever recording of a Trinidad Panorama arrangement I ever heard was 'Pan Explosion' - I had no idea previously that such level of orchestration existed in such a pulsating, rhythmic musical battle. I very quickly obtained recordings of many of the Rama great tunes between what I call the sweet spot from the 1970's to the early 1990's .. and although I admired many of the arrangers and arrangements, y head and heart always looked back to the Jit Samaroo musical formulae and the execution of his music in a way that only Renegades could interpret. PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades PanBrassOrama Tributes Jit Samaroo Amoco Renegades Dr Jit Samaroo Dr Jit Sukha Samaroo  Jit Samaroo was born 24 February, 1950, Lopinot, Trinidad. One of his early musical influences was his mother, who was a versatile dholak player. This led to his involvement in pan at the age of ten when he joined the Village Boys, a pan-around-the-neck steelband. Here he learned the art of playing the tenor pan and later went on to win a solo ping competition in 1972. In 1962 his mother passed away and with no income Jit formed a family combo, where he played the guitar. They were eventually disbanded due to the lure of the steelband. At fourteen, he became a member of the LBC Steel Orchestra. To enhance his understanding of music he began to read music and take music lessons. In 1967 he formed the Samaroo Kids in order to earn a living. This band became the platform for Jit’s creativity and with Jit's knowledge of the guitar, complex arrangements of chord progressions emerged. The pans were made by Bertram Kelman who was the pan tuner for the Renegades Steel Orchestra.  When an opportunity arose in 1971, it was Kelman who paved the way for Jit to become the arranger for the Renegades. This partnership made Jit Samaroo the most coveted arranger, winning nine Panorama titles between 1982 and 1997. An example of his meticulous arranging style was demonstrated in 1989 when he used six different rhythms in his arrangement of Somebody (calypso, soca, merengue, samba, zouk, and disco) to win Panorama.   Jit is also the first arranger in the history of the Panorama to win the title three times in straight succession [...]

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