Heroes of Pan
Ray Holman is a pan player, arranger and composer from Trinidad. Controversially, he presented his band for Panarama playing not a Calypso by a famous Calypsonian, but a piece he composed himself, especially for the occasion. This innovation was greatly debated at the time. Was it a legal move? Eventually Holman's vision was accepted and now both arrangements and "Own Tunes" are allowed.
Ray Holman is also known for his complex Jazz chord progressions in his arrangements - ninths, elevenths and augmented altered chords.
Here's a version of a Ray Holman tune called Red Beans and Rice
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