Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cracking 5/4: further listening

Aaaand I thought we'd end this series with some more listening, starting with some more modern things:

Jive Coffee - Brad Mehldau with Jeff Ballard

 Much more after the break:

Jive Coffee - Bill Stewart Trio
Same tune, different band.

Lennie's Groove - Fly Trio - Mark Turner with Jeff Ballard
This is probably notated in 10/8, but I would think it in 5:

Dave Holland - The Sum of All Parts

Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds - COTB ECM - Barry Altschul on drums

Dave Holland - Make Believe
"Make Believe", was written right before the recording and its 5/4 rhythm structure is one the bassist was introduced to through his association with Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem. "Anouar introduced me to this type of rhythm - which alternates two groups of five beats, first 3 & 2 and then 2 & 3 - that exists in Arab music", Holland explains. 

Dave Brubeck - Far More Blue - Time Further Out Columbia

Dave Brubeck - Far More Drums - Time Further Out Columbia

Dave Brubeck - Unisphere - Time Changes Columbia

Booker Little - Hazy Blues - Max Roach on drums
5/4 section begins after 5:20

Steve Coleman - Multiplicity of Approaches - Curves of Life

A few other things not available on YouTube:
Dave Holland - Processional - Extensions ECM
Hank Jones / Dave Holland / Billy Higgins - The Oracle - The Oracle EmArcy
Don Ellis - Concerto for Trumpet -  'Live' at Monterey! Pacific
Brad Mehldau - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Art of the Trio, Vol. 1 Nonesuch

And a few more pop choices:

PJ Harvey - Water (h/t to my student Christine for this one)

Jethro Tull - Living in the Past - Stand Up

Sting - Seven Days

Mission Impossible theme - Lalo Schifrin
Like Brubeck's Take 5, there's almost no need to include this one, it's so famous:

Johnny Staccato them - Elmer Bernstein

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