On this CD, my philosophy and passion for placing ancient rhythms into modern soundscapes has reached a new and exciting level.
is an African rhythm played on the atsimevu master drum of
the Ewe people of Ghana, repeated during the warrior drama "Agbekor."
It describes the motion of dancers who perform a graceful turn as the
rhythm is played. The Turning
also serves as a metaphor for
cultivating new instrument combinations and ideas.
New arrangements of jazz classics by Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington,
Rodgers & Hart, Jobim, Carla Bley, etc.
Featuring free-improvised ("flow without measure") drum and percussion duets with the legendary jazz drummer.
(boo-ah-bull) is a made-up word describing Jerry's ongoing
adventures with layering world-percussion. The 31 tracks on this debut
CD explore a broad spectrum of traditional and contemporary styles. The
enclosed booklet includes detailed analysis and transcriptions of the
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