Track #2

02012-03-05 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

It’s almost Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, where I performed a solo concert tonight, so here is a another “Dune” piece. “Shadow” is track #2 on the new album. Check out how this piece switches seamlessly between 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms! Beautiful accordion playing by Char Rothschild.

The triplets of the 4/4 section (at 99 beats per minute) become the quarter notes of the 6/8 section (66 beats per minute)… or something like that. I came up with this rhythmic switch on the stage in San Antonio last Summer, after sound check. It took Jon and me a while to figure out what I was doing, but it works well, I think. I love it when something complex sounds easy and natural.

1 Comment

  1. Guy

    Great stuff & thanks for the sampling. Won’t be able to make it to one of your rare appearances in Canada (unfortunately) but at least I can look forward to your new release. Wishing the band health and safety while abroad.

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