which makes it very popular for beach parties and poolside barbecues.
On the steel drum, tones which are close together in pitch cannot be placed adjacent to each other as on a keyboard or marimba because one tone would "bleed" into another. Different players tune their drums in different ways. One has to forget all formal training and start from scratch to coax a tune out of a steel pan.
Jack Warren has the unique ability to play his steel drum in any key and can improvise solos like a jazz musician. Besides being a virtuoso performer, Jack is a professional instructor, builder and tuner of steel drums. Born in Antigua, he has resided in Puerto Rico for many years. He is slight of stature but has the stamina of the Energizer Bunny--he just keeps wailing away for sets that frequently last over an hour. Frequently Jack's Steel Band is booked with a limbo show and an audience participation limbo contest. Singer Cliff Calvin sometimes sings and does a show with the band.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Yellow Bird
2. Mypuss In
3. Man Smart Woman Smarter
4. Tie a Yellow Ribbon
5. Juanita My Sweetheart from Venezulea
6. Los Limones
8. Shame and Scandal in the Family
9. La Tranca
10. Woman Gets Her Way
11. Hello Dolly
12. Yellow Bird