Piano Sonata 3 movement 4... with Bongos
Ok, so I’m just a percussionist, and if your only tool is a hammer, the entire world looks like a nail. I get it. And I also get that our songs are our children, so we should be very careful about whom we let them play with.
When I first heard Vaisvil’s Piano Sonata 3, movement 4, I was intrigued but I had to have him send me a score to understand what meter it was transcribed in (it’s a confusing piece, which I suspect is genetic). But I couldn’t resist taking his beautiful kid down to the Cuban district, where I introduced him to a rummy Cajon player, a beautiful Latin dancer and a bonguero enjoying a huge Habana cigar. I returned the child to Vaisvil in the morning, safe and sound, but forever changed. He replied that the change was “original”. As musicians, we all have an understanding of the term “original”. I don’t need to explain it to you.
So, I decided to post this without Vaisvil’s consent (it is easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission), because I love this piece, and I always have a small Caribbean smile on my face when I hear it. I hope you, gentle listener, do too - I leave it up to you to determine the meter.