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The title says it all. Swing that is shifted by an 8th note. Blame it on the kagan if you will.

I love Ewe music, especially the slow 12/8 grooves. The shift of perspective that polyrhythmic music can create is one of the greatest pleasures one can derive from certain styles of African music. I also love the raga Nattai which has a slightly blues-like quality to it. In all honesty, this tune sort of wrote itself and came about quite quickly..except for the 2 bars which I slaved over for days until I finally made a decision on what I think worked.

I guess this tune ties together the blues, Carnatic music and West African vibes.


from The Offering of Curtis Andrews, released December 18, 2008
Curtis Andrews: drumset, axatse, gankogui
Patrick Boyle: trumpet
Bill Brennan: vibraphone
Chris Harnett: tenor saxophone
Brad Jefford: electric guitar
Josh Ward: electric bass



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