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Rudy Smith

Copenhagen, Denmark - Rudy Smith is the panorama arranger for Trinidad's Birdsong Steel Orchestra.   In addition the Denmark  based "two left" Smith, plays the alto steel drums, is a composer, recording artist and arranger. His music can be described as a fusion between pan and jazz , in be-bop and is referred to the jazz king of steeldrums. Smith is an accomplished arranger and is respected for his ability to write scores for the medium. His 1984 recording, Be Bach, provides an interplay of piano, steelpan, and bass and demonstrates the versatility of the instrument, indicates that pan can hold its own on the world stage. Music reviews describes his performance "as floating the notes above his double tenors against the hot progressive jazz accompaniment of piano, bass and drums." Smith is known internationally for his performances in jazz festivals in Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Africa, Belgium, West Indies, Holland, Finland and USA. He continues to play in live concerts and clubs in Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Africa, West Indies, Belgium and Holland. He has recorded with top Swedish musicians on the EMI label, and on other labels such as Sanch and Storyville.

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10-27-05

 

Rudy Smith - Steelpan Arranger, Musician, and Composer


   

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