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If one were to describe a generic jazz composition, perhaps it would be 32 bars long, in the key of F, with a 4/4 time signature, and arranged for 5 or 6 players. While many a jazz chart would match this description, the musical tapestry of jazz offers so much more. In this hour, we will explore jazz that is in a variety of uncommon, i.e. not 4/4, time signatures. Stat tuned for the sounds of 3/4, 7/4, 10/4, 11/4, 9/8, 22/8, and even the bizarre 3-2/3 / 4 time.
|Dave Brubeck||Unsquare Dance||Time Further Out|
|Dave Brubeck||Eleven Four||Countdown — Time in Outer Space|
|Don Ellis||Upstart||Jazz in 3-2/3 / 4 Time|
|Bob Curnow's L. A. Big Band||The First Circle||The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays|
|Snarky Puppy||Flood||Tell Your Friends|
|Stan Kenton||Time for a Change||Kenton '76|
|Max Roach||Lover||Jazz in 3/4 Time|