Thread: Virgil Donati
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:27 AM
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His clinic last night was out of this world. I agree that his complex time signature work is not stuff I'll go out and buy or choose to listen to, but to see it in action is something else. I also love the way he breaks some of it down afterwards (and gets the audience to try some really simplified, slowed down versions) and then he speeds it up to show you where it could go. And that a complex kind of groove can actually emerge from all this madness. He's also got a great dry sense of humour and everyone left the venue totally entertained. And quite humbled by their new insights into independence.
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