Odd time, non-waltz jazz ballads

julius

Member
I am having a hard time thinking of non-waltz ballads played in an odd time signature.

Are there any? I'm basically looking for ideas on comping. Googling 'odd time jazz brushes' wasn't particularly informative.
 

SmoothOperator

Gold Member
I am having a hard time thinking of non-waltz ballads played in an odd time signature.

Are there any? I'm basically looking for ideas on comping. Googling 'odd time jazz brushes' wasn't particularly informative.
I have been practicing 9/8 feel jazz waltz, but I don't know any specific songs like that.
 

JohnW

Silver Member
Not necessarily ballads:

One of my favorites from Smack Up a favorite album by Art Pepper, "Las Cuevas de Mario". I had the album for years before getting it on CD. I think Todd Bishop had referenced it before; it's in 5/4. Frank Butler on Drums:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jQ3OND64Vw

"Nommo" from Max Roach's album Drums Unlimited. The video says 7/4 but I feel it as 7/8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzxPy_Up0fY

It doesn't stick continuously with a 7 beat pulse, but when it does it's fun to play along to.
 
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