Thread: Vinnie Colaiuta
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Vinnie Colauita

Originally Posted by mlehnertz
You're right. I'm wrong. I was thinking of St. Augstine in Hell - which is the 4/4 over 7/4. I get looped when I see the word "seven" in the title. "Oh yea, play on words and the tune is in 7."

You're also right in his playing. It's so frickin' subtle yet so amazing. Would I have ever thought of playing a 4/4 pattern in my right hand and a 5/4 or 7/4 pattern in my right? It's so unnatural but when he plays it, it's SO natural that you don't even notice it until someone points it out. And the groove is just so solid. I remember when I first figured it out and went "Duh, that's too easy." Then I sat down and tried to do it. Good God.
exactly. that's the insanity of vinnie. hahahahaha i love it. just like gadd, he can be so loose and easy while doing the weirdest thing in the world. music never suffers even when he's pushing the limits of time and everything normal. he is absolutely amazing.
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