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Again, inspired by mridangam play and some be-bop….”Carnatic Be-Bop” perhaps??? Not sure where that initial theme came from…initially it was supposed to be a “call and response” type be-bop tune (band..drums, band…drums).
But it developed into a beast of its own. The B section was based on some larger forms of playing 7 that my master had taught me earlier. And the korvai at the end sort of created itself.
The mini-korvai between solos is something else I have been trying to incorporate into my writing….small bits of composition in between the improvising to create some balance, cohesion and momentum.
The title is based on the Carnatic concepts that denote anything in 3 (tisra), in this case the underlying jazz triplet feel, and anything related to 7 (misra) which is the time signature of the whole tune.

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

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