Odd time in Mali : for jazz big band
by Jenna Cave (2006)
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Odd Time in Mali is a catchy West African influenced work for big band. It is based on an interesting rhythmic pattern which alternates between bars of 4/4 and 5/4 which initially heard on a recording from Mali. The piece moves into a 4/4 Cameroonian-derived Makoosa feel for the improvised solos. Like a lot of West African popular music a Calypso flavour can be heard
Instrumentation: 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, bass drums. Improvised solos: Alto saxophone 1, guitar, trumpet 2.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — tricky West African inspired rhythm section groove with consecutive bars alternating between 4/4 and 5/4
First performance: 2006. Moruya Jazz Festival, NSW
Performances of this work
2006: Moruya Jazz Festival, NSW
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