A few days before the 2009 New York steelband music panorama,
Basement Recordings captured Sonatas Steel Orchestra in their
panyard in Brooklyn, New York. Sonatas would go on to win the 2009
championship a few days later. This is a 3-minute sample of the
ten-minute slow version of their panorama selection 'Bandoleros.'
This year, there will be two Pan In New York CDs released.
Pan In New York 2009 - the CD, will feature the orchestras performing at tempo.
The other CD,
“Pan In New York - the Cooldown Versions” will feature the bands playing at
reduced tempo (including the slow version you are listening to now from
Sonatas), an aspect which has always been in demand over the years, so that
the arrangements as sonically envisioned by the arranger, and performed and
executed by the steel orchestras, may truly be savored at a slower paced
The up-tempo release, Pan in New York 2009, will feature the musical skills of
Despers USA, Sonatas, CASYM and Pantonic (all four have been Panorama champions
in their own right over the years), in addition to CrossFire, D'Radoes and
These two CD releases are, of course, a continuation of the Pan-4-Life series
from Basement Recordings.
order these CDs
- Call 1 (718) 434-0231, or contact any participating orchestra’s management...