A musical Easter egg

Lost In the Amazon & I've Got the Jungle Blues

A great track with a groovy Secret Agent vibe. I always smile when this one comes on SomaFM, because it also includes one of my favorite musical “Easter eggs.” A funny, surreal turn of phrase in the Fender Rhodes solo, where another highly recognizable, completely unrelated melody comes marching through, and just as quickly, makes its exit. See if you can spot it. You could say it creates a bit of a circus atmosphere.

Frank Coleman – Introduction to Odd Meters in Music

Frank Coleman - Introduction to Odd Meters in Music

In which I gives an examination of how to think about playing odd meters in a musical, aesthetically pleasing way. Topics include Take Five (Brubeck), America is Waiting (Byrne/Eno), Tomorrow’s World (Killing Joke), Tattooed Love Boys (Pretenders), Scatterbrain (Jeff Beck), 13/8, 5/4, 7/8, 9/8, 31/8, and nested rhythms.