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Adnan Sami pays tribute to his lead Bass Guitarist Dwight Pattison

Hindustantimes.com   July 25, 2013
First Published: 14:20 IST(25/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:30 IST(26/7/2013)

Adnan Sami is one of those few artists who has always been known to give as much attention to his band members as much as to his music. “I feel that when an artist performs on stage, the result is a combination of the effort put not only by him but his entire team” says Adnan.

Therefore, after completing a successful 15 city tour in USA together, pianist and singer Adnan Sami was shattered on hearing about the sudden death of his lead bass guitarist Dwight Pattison. At the age of 48, Pattison was hale and hearty. Always the most punctual and sorted member of the team, Pattison was somebody, Adnan looked up to.

"He was like the pillar of our band who held everybody together. Dwight was always very punctual and has never missed a single concert in our time together. It took me sometime before I could understand what was happening around me after hearing the news. In fact after the incident, when I went on stage for my concert in Trinidad there was like a void within me. I felt like I owed this to Dwight hence, dedicated the concert to him. A peerless talent like him deserves it" explained an emotional Adnan.

Dwight passed away due to a cardiac arrest while out for an evening stroll in Kalimpong, Darjeeling on 16th June 2013. He has outstandingly contributed to the Indian Music industry with his musicianship and nonpareil creativity. Dwight has previously toured with various bands and musicians, such as Moheener Ghoraguli, Adnan Sami, Leslie Lewis, Gary Lawyer and Krosswindz, with whom he co-created the popular Bengali-language album, Poth Geche Benke.

Adnan Sami is known as one of the fastest piano players in the world and has touched people’s lives all over with his fantastic merge of Asian and Western music styles and instrumentation. His latest concert in Trinidad, West Indies was a full house with an audience of more than 10,000. He has recently also launched his latest music album titled, Press Play.

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