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 Alan Lightner
 Andy Narell
 Chabot Panhandlers
 Chris Tanner
 Gary Gibson
 Lamont Steel Drum Ensemble
 Liam Teague/Robert Chappell
 Miami University Steel Band
 Pan Nation
 Pan Ramajay
 Phil Hawkins
 Ray Holman

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Title: Altered Perception
Artist: Pan Nation
Description: The Pan Nation ensemble members are actively involved as composers and soloists of the group’s repertoire, the result being an unique approach to the steel drum ensemble that combines the traditional sounds of the Caribbean steel drum band with jazz, pop, classical and other world rhythms. With Tom Miller, Paul Munzenrider, Andrew Neldon, and special guest, Alan Hood, trumpet.
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Title: Andy Narell-ALIVE
Artist: Andy Narell
Description: For years in the making, these five films document the pioneering musical work of Andy Narell and a host of collaborators, featuring the WDR Big Band, Relator, and Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra, with guest appearances by David Rudder, Peter Minshall, Ray Holman, Paquito D'Rivera and many others.
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Title: Andy Narell-University of Calypso
Artist: Andy Narell
Description: With Andy Narell—who’s been playing calypso music from Trinidad since he was barely tall enough to reach the pan—it’s always been about expanding the role of the steelpan in jazz. On his new release, University of Calypso, Narell joins forces with calypso legend Relator to explore the role of jazz in vintage calypso. Together, they perform 15 classic compositions by Lord Kitchener, Lord Melody, Mighty Terror, Roaring Lion, Spider, and Relator, supported by a group of world-class Latin-jazz cats who can swing the calypso and blow le jazz hot. It’s been over 50 years since a major calypsonian went into the studio with a bunch of jazz players. This CD is cause for serious celebration!
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Title: Anyway…
Artist: Pan Ramajay
Description: Pan Ramajay’s second release continues to fuse contemporary pop and jazz elements with the rhythms of the Caribbean, Brazil, and beyond, creating an unique brand of original steel band music. The band is joined on this recording by notable guests, bassist, Nelson Braxton, (The Braxton Brothers), guitarist, Ray Obiedo, drummer, Will Kennedy (The Yellowjackets, Martin Short Show), and reknowned steel pannists, Andy Narell and Ray Holman.
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Title: Back For More
Artist: Pan Ramajay
Description: The most recent release by Pan Ramajay that features the band in a fresh new way. Tom Miller, Alan Lightner, and Jim Munzenrider, team up with Smooth Jazz sensation, bassist, Nelson Braxton, Afro-Cuban , percussionist, Michael Spiro and drummer, Paul VanWageningen to produce a sensational treatment of original steel drum music. This release introduces the groups first vocal feature, performed by Tony Lindsay, former lead singer of multiple Grammy winning group, Santana. Other guests include acclaimed steel pannists Andy Narell, Ray Holman, and Darren Dyke.
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Title: Bounce
Artist: Chabot Panhandlers
Description: The debut release of the acclaimed steel drum band from Chabot Community College in Hayward, California. Directed by Jim Munzenrider of Pan Ramajay, this group has always been a favorite at the San Francisco Carnival as well as throughout Northern California. The band offers up a fine selection of some never before heard compositions and arrangements on this recording. These pieces were written exclusively for them by Andy Narell, Ray Holman, and Tom Miller.
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Title: Burnin’
Artist: Miami University Steel Band
Description: Feel the heat of the Miami University Steelband, directed by Chris Tanner, on their debut release for Ramajay Records.
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Title: First Impression
Artist: Chris Tanner
Description: The debut solo recording from Chris Tanner. Eight original Tanner compositions demonstrating various steel band groove styles. Features soloists, Michael Spiro, percussion; Rusty Burge, vibraphone; Hal Melia, alto sax; Eric Susoeff, guitar; and others.
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Title: H20
Artist: Phil Hawkins
Description: H2O is a mostly instrumental album that showcases Hawkins’ incredible talents as a composer and steel pan player. His extensive background as a jazz drummer is reflected in the interactive nature of the music. Hawkins’ arrangements seamlessly merge his passion for improvisation with a genuine respect for traditional Caribbean, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban grooves. With special guests: Matt Clark, Bob Crawford - piano; Marc van Wageningen - bass; Paul van Wageningen, Alex Acuna - drums; Michael Spiro, Stan Ginn, Alex Acuna - percussion; Gerry Grosz - vibes; James Moore - trumpet; Scott Sorkin - guitar; John Calloway - flute; Jessica Vatour - vocals.
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Title: In Touch
Artist: Ray Holman
Description: Eight originals from pan master, Ray Holman, as he performs with a jazz quartet.
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Title: One More Soca
Artist: Miami University Steel Band
Description: The Miami University Steelband, directed by Chris Tanner, follows up their debut release, “Burnin’,” with another stellar performance featuring new pieces by Chris Tanner, Darren Dyke, Tom Miller, and Ray Holman.
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Title: Pan Dulce
Artist: Alan Lightner
Description: The exciting new debut solo release from Alan Lightner. Features the vocal versions of several of his popular instrumentals from previous "Pan Ramajay" CD's.
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Title: Pan is de Ting CD
Artist: Chabot Panhandlers
Description: Formerly known as the Chabot Panhandlers, the SF Panhanders Steel Band produce its stellar debut recording featuring Tom Miller's arrangement of Harry Best's, "Pan is de Ting." Also features the vocal work of Santana vocalist, Tony Lindsey.
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Title: Pan On the Move
Artist: Chabot Panhandlers
Description: Having gained national acclaim with their 1997 CD release,"Bounce," the Chabot Panhandlers continue to win over old and new fans with their newest CD, "Pan On the Move." Seven original compositions and one cover tune peformed skillfully by this 35 member steel orchestra under the direction of Jim Munzenrider. The band roars through exciting calypsos and gives a rare, gentle treatment to ballads. Produced by Tom Miller with original compositions by Ray Holman, Tom Miller and Rick Kurasz. Includes a beautiful arrangement for steel orchestra by, Tom Miller, of Stevie Wonder's "Smile Please." A favorite in Northern California, this 35 member steel orchestra is a tour de force of steel drum music. Their intoxicating rhythms capture the audience wherever they perform.
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Title: Pan Ramajay
Artist: Pan Ramajay
Description: The debut Cd of Pan Ramajay, featuring Tom Miller, Alan Lightner, and Jim Munzenrider, that california Jazz Now calls, ...”a colorful and energetic band...whose crisp and precise playing creates beautiful harmonies.” Features mostly originals including, “Shadow of a Doubt” and “The Chosen Place” as well as an adaptation of Ray Holman’s, “Plenty Lovin”.
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Title: Rhythm Through the Unobstructed View
Artist: Liam Teague/Robert Chappell
Description: Panoramic takes a wide-angle view of music. Formed by steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague and Robert Chappell (piano, marimba, vibes, tabla), the group combines intricate original compositions and intense improvisations with calypso, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and even East Indian rhythms. With Orlando Cotto, congas, Doug Stone, saxophones, Phil Beale, drum set, and Joshua Ramos, bass, Panoramic pays tribute to its member’s Caribbean heritage while seamlessly integrating the band’s musical experiences in jazz, classical and world genres into a unified whole. Trinidadian Liam Teague is considered to be one of the finest pannists performing today. Fluent in calypso, jazz and even as concerto soloist with symphony orchestra, Teague takes the pan to new heights, demonstrating the myriad possibilities of the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Robert Chappell is noted for his compositions integrating world genres, and congeuro Orlando Cotto drives the band with endless energy. Teague, Chappell and Cotto have recorded over 15 solo and group CD’s and have performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.
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Title: Roundabout Ways
Artist: Lamont Steel Drum Ensemble
Description: The debut recording of the Lamont School of Music Steel Drum Ensemble under the direction of Tom Miller. This recording features several new original compositions as well as some existing favorites. Features Don Prorak, double second pan, Michael Spiro, congas, Wayne Wallace, trombone and Alan Hood, trumpet.
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Title: Simple Pleasures
Artist: Miami University Steel Band
Description:
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Title: Sticks (CD)
Artist: Chabot Panhandlers
Description: A new release from the Panhandlers that features 4 new originals from Andy Narell, Tom Miller and Ray Holman. Also a new arrangement of the jazz classic, “Bluesette,” as arranged by pan jazz great, Othello Molineaux.
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Title: Tatoom
Artist: Andy Narell
Description: New from Andy Narell - "Tatoom - Music for Steel Orchestra" w/special guests Mike Stern - guitar, David Sanchez - tenor sax, and Luis Conte - congas, percussion. Mark Walker and Jean Philippe Fanfant - drums. “Given the difficulty of conceiving and executing the vision behind Tatoom, only Narell’s perfectionism could have made it a reality—creating the sound of an entire steel pan orchestra recording in a single studio, when in actuality Narell recorded in a single instrument at a time in multiple locations. The result is a gem.” JazzReview.com “Andy Narell has made so many cool albums of jazzy steel pan (aka steel drum) music through the years he is practically a genre unto himself at this point. A musician of tremendous skill and consummate good taste, Narell takes the pans places they’ve never been before, so far beyond the limited palette of calypso it barely seems like the same instrument.” MixOnline
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Title: The Passage (CD)
Artist: Andy Narell
Description: A groundbreaking recording from Andy Narell with “Calypsociation,” a 30 piece steelband from Paris, France. All Narell originals arranged for steel orchestra. A must!
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Title: Three
Artist: Chabot Panhandlers
Description: The Panhandlers continue to blaze a trail for steelband recordings with, “Three.” Features new compositions from Tom Miller, Jeff Narell, Andy Narell, and Ray Holman.
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Title: Three Wishes
Artist: Miami University Steel Band
Description: The fourth release of this highly acclaimed steel band from Miami University of Ohio. Director, Chris Tanner leads this tight ensemble through eight new compositions that span musical styles from salsa to soca, samba to reggae and even hard rock. A must for one's steel band CD collection.
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Title: Yahboy!
Artist: Gary Gibson
Description: Gary Gibson's third CD features his new band ("Yahboy!"), along with numerous other special guest musicians. This CD is reflective of his 2004 "Pan Pilgrimage" to Trinidad, but the compositions remain jazz-based and as harmonically intricate as his first two CDs ("My Two Cents" and "CounterMelodies"). Gibson's new band, "Yahboy," is comprised of himself on pans and percussion, Richard Warner on flute and soprano saxophone, Steve Rice on piano and keyboards, Dean Schmidt on electric basses, and Mark Ivester on drums. Guest musicians on the CD include Rich Cole on tenor saxophone, Bill Anschell on piano, Dawn Clement on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass, Michael Bento on double seconds pans, and Jeff Busch on percussion. You'll enjoy this CD. Like his previous efforts, it has enough depth and detail to satisfy the most critical ears, yet enough aesthetic value to please the casual listener."
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