Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Music clip with slideshow

Here's a new music clip from the Indian/Jazz fusion sessions. The song is DDA Flat Nine. The Indian tracks in the song appear in the movie Dalai Lama Renaissance
The song title has many meanings. We stayed in the DDA (Delhi Development Association) flats while I was in India. The raga the song is based on has what we jazz musicians call a "flat 9" built into the scale. Finally, the rhythm of the songs is a 9-beat clave structure, which we created , since there is no such concept as "clave" in Indian music. "Clave" is a rhythm structure found in Afro-Cuban music. Most clave is for four beat cycles, but this one is a 9-beat clave. Enjoy!

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