I was practicing mridangam and had some interesting phrases based around the number 9. At the same time I had been doing some research in to Vedic mathematics and specifically the Vedic square which is based on a 9x9 matrix. This formed the basis for the basic rhythmic form and overall form of the tune.
Harmonically it is influenced by the “Giant Steps” changes made popular by John Coltrane and his tune “Giant Steps”of the same name.
And of course, this tune can be quite danceable I think.
from The Offering of Curtis Andrews
released December 18, 2008
Curtis Andrews: drumset, congas, various shakers
Patrick Boyle: trumpet
Bill Brennan: Fender Rhodes
Chris Harnett: alto saxophone
Brad Jefford: electric guitar
Rob Power: shaker
Josh Ward: electric bass