my first re-collections of Clive
Bradley is in his arrangement of
"Pan in Harmony", Hasely Crawford,
and "Penny" for Witco Desperadoes,
I think in the 1970's. Clive's style
was smooth, calm, innovative and
extremely musical. I can also remember
him taking "Horn" for Shadow and
making it a panorama-worthy arrangement.
Clive had a knack for impressing
the judges and stirring up the crowd
at the same time. His music stands
as a pillar of knowledge for aspiring
arrangers to dissect and analyse.
Orchestra (Antigua) has always favored
and respected Clive, Boogsie and
Jit as arrangers but my personal
favorite is Clive. Quite effortlessly,
Clive has managed to achieve, through
his music, a level of consistency
and satisfaction. He has also made
arranging seem so easy.
The world feels the void that
his passing has created but let
us dwell, not on what we have no
control over, but on all the
wonderful music and experiences
he shared with us all.
- arranger for Antigua's Gemonites
Steel Orchestra - 2005 Panorama
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