Here we tackle the 5/4 meter as a guitar and bass duo, keeping the pace brisk and thereby augmenting the challenge of improvising fluently over the quick and complex changes of the underpinning harmony. I developed a pianistic approach to chord accompaniment supporting the framework of the melody (in the head of the tune), using broken rhythms to create a tension against the all too tempting ‘Take 5’ 5/4 metric pulse. Furthermore I have focused on keeping a sense of swing and a fluent legato feel over this meter, again emphasising over-barline phrasing.
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