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This is an old piece that I had composed around 2000 but added to it recently to give what you hear today. It all started with that bass figure in 11…I never thought about time signature when writing it, just jamming on a keyboard one day and that came about. Some of the phrasing bears some influence of the Carnatic music I was just discovering. The long 3 (or 9) beat figure at the beginning and end of the tune is somewhat based on cadential forms in Indian rhythm.

Overall it is kind of funky, kind of bumpy…kind of what I imagine a camel ride to be like. A friend had a dream where she was riding on a camel instead of a street car which is where the title originally came from.


from The Offering of Curtis Andrews, released December 18, 2008
Curtis Andrews: drumset, congas, cowbell, shakers
Patrick Boyle: trumpet
Bill Brennan: Fender Rhodes
Chris Harnett: alto saxphone
Brad Jefford: electric guitar
Josh Ward: electric bass



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