Jazz Articles about Panoramic
Panoramic: Panoramic - Rhythm Through The Unobstructed View
by Michael P. Gladstone
The opening title track on this album may make you suspect that you're in strore for Caribbean music at the height of tourist season, with lots of rhythms coming from the steel pan and associated instruments. But continued listening will reveal a diverse album full of surprises.
The chief architect of this group is its co-founder, a native Trinidadian. Liam Teague began winning competitions on the steel pan at the age of thirteen, one year after he began ...read more
Panoramic: Panoramic - Rhythm Through the Unobstructed View
by Dan McClenaghan
In reading about Liam Teague's performances with the Buffalo Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, St. Louis Symphony and Czech National Philharmonic, you get the feeling he's determined to take the steel pan (aka steel drum), the national instrument of his native Trinidad and Tobago, to the same lofty heights that Argentinian veteran Astor Piazzolla took the bandoneon. Both the pan and the bandoneon have simliar street roots," and both are distinctive-sounding instruments not heard every day in the music we call jazz.read more