Pete Magadini | Polyrhythm

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by Pete Magadini

CD forunner of Mutiple time signatures: "Polyrhythm" the album-features drummer Peter Magadini using polyrhythms on all 7trks from his famous books on the subject. W. George Duke (Frank Zappa Band) Don Menza (Buddy Rich Band) and Dave Young (Oscar Peterson
Genre: Electronic: Nujazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Doin' Time in 4+6
P. Magadini
3:22 $0.99
2. Five For Barbara
P. Magadini
4:21 $0.99
3. The Modulator
P. Magadini
7:53 $0.99
4. Seventy Fourth Ave.
P. Magadini
4:58 album only
5. Samba de Rollins
P. Magadini
11:02 $0.99
6. Midnight Bolero
P. Magadini
6:54 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Pete, I like the duet with you and Don Menza on 'Samba de Rollins' It's happening"! Steve Smith ( 2004)

The compositions were chosen, not only for their rhythmic variation and adaptability to polyrhythmic interpretation but for their overall musical contribution as well.
Listen to the polyrhythms, or just listen period. There are six tunes and six polyrhythmic themes.
For example ( Samba de Rollins ) has a drum / tenor sax smoken' duet followed by an up tempo drum solo. The solo begins in 4/4 and as it developes the solo slips into half note triplets while the hi hat cymbal keeps the basic pulse going in 4/4.
You can listen for these things happening throughout the cd or just listen, the cd stands on it's own.
track #1: " Doin Time in 4+6 "
Features 6 over 4 ( quarter note triplets ) or 1&1/2 to 1.
the drums are in both times at the same time throughout.
track #2: " Five for Barbara"
Listen for this 5/4 composition go into 4/4 as the drums then go
into 5 over the 4/4
track #3: " The Modulator"
Metric modulations: Listen for three tempo 's going up and then three tempos modulating back down. ( George Duke on the acustic piano is happening )
track #4: " Seventy Fourth Ave."
The band is in 7 the bass is in 4.( at the same time )
track #5: " Samba de Rollin's "
( Don Menza just of the Buddy Rich) band at his best and it is also his composition. The drum solo is in 3 over 4.
track #6: " Midnight Bolero "
A soulful waltz with 2 over 3 and 4 over 3 polyrhythms.
The Musicians:
George Duke - Keyboards
Don Menza - T. sax and Flute
Dave Young- Bass
Pete Magadini-Drums
re-mastered in cd format 2003

Four stars ****
" A very good recording from a very young label " Stereo Review

Pete: " I loved your album. You really have gotten into some original stuff " . Don Ellis

" I have the original album which has been played so much it has it's own grooves. It is a rare treasure" ...
An' Nisa Mansour Operations Manager Jackie Joyner-Kersey
" ... This cd is excellent " Douglas Nordstrom Hi Fi Magazine
( review ) ( 2003 ) Sweden

" Pete, I liked the duet with you and Don Menza on ' Samba de Rollins' . It's happening " !
Steve Smith



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