New York, USA – Master steelband music arranger Clive Bradley
passed away today, November 26th 2005 in Trinidad. The revered musician recently
celebrated his 69th birthday. He was a father, a scholar, a gentleman, a
teacher, a fierce competitor, a warrior and respected giant among his peers. His
passion for life and his music will not be duplicated.
Over the years When Steel Talks has been privileged to have covered, reported and publish the musical works,
thoughts, movements and genius of Clive Bradley.Recognized all over the world, Clive Bradley is to steelpan music, what Duke
Ellington is to jazz and Mozart is to classical music – and much more – because
of the social significance and genius he brought to the art form and a people.
While Mr. Bradley has achieved success on every level and with many
organizations, he is most recognized for his successful musical works with the
legendary Desperadoes Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and New York’s powerhouses
Pantonic and Metro Steel orchestras.
[Obituary and photo courtesy of When