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Polyrhythms by Pete….

Def: Two or more different meters played at the same time while moving at the same linear tempo.

This week on the JFS I am joined by drummer Pete Magadini who spent time in North India under the direction of Manaparush Misra learning the complexities of polyrhythms via the tabla. Pete came back and made some stunning albums in the mid-seventies with the likes of Don Menza and George Duke incorporating these simultaneous differentiated drumming patterns to great appeal. During the mid-seventies Pete also held down a local jazz gig in the Phoenix Metro Area (gone are the days!)

Pete continues to teach drumming in the Bay Area and plays locally 3 nights a week at Harris's Restaurant with the Susan Chen Trio. He is highly recognized in the music arena and now gets a chance to tell us his story this Saturday at 3pm only on the Jake Feinberg Show.