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Sep 1, 2014
Well-known pan arranger Eddie Quarless, 60, died yesterday in New York, USA where he had gone for medical treatment.

Members of the pan fraternity yesterday expressed sorrow at his passing.

Quarless worked with a number of steelbands including Witco Desperadoes, Massy All Stars and birdsong in Tunapuna. After the death of Clive Bradley in 2005, Quarless worked with Desperadoes. Apart from his legendary work with the steelbands, Quarless worked on several calypso albums including the late Garfield Blackman (Ras Shorty I) path-breaking Endless Vibrations. He was a saxophonist on numerous calypso albums.

In an interview yesterday his niece Roberta Quarless, daughter of birdsong arranger Richard Quarless, said: “Daddy left on August 12 because he knew he was ill. He was ailing from cancer and it took a turn for the worse.

“He was in the hospital for a few months. He was hospitalised since last year October. He had stopped talking and eating. You could never be prepared for death. But it was expected because he was ailing.” Quarless did not have a wife or children.


Sep 2, 2014
Curepe Scherzando Steel Orchestra ft. Nyasha Rhoden - Who's Sorry Now?