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.
Wait. Interweb. How long should I wait for your collective response? 10 years now. Still nothing?
You is phat.
have you ever played the pipes? You'd make a good paed piper.
HaHaHa! I am still laughing at you, the collective interweb. No idea, right? Then admit defeat. I am the only person on earth who can conquer this melody. (Not really vain, just looking for mathematical discussion.)
Love it ....way too short .....but I suppose .....thats Original pieces for you....you just get into them and there gone and your left wondering so you play it again ......it's double player for sure but I still ....stand by ....love it and way too short.....
well, I've given you guys a couple years to answer this.What is the time signature on this piece? Can you snap your fingers to it? Didn't think so. Chris, this is a master piece. I just love it still.
Thank you for your nice comments,let us say that you have a lot of very interesting ideas using you percussion,here and there!
Talk about original! This was fun to listen to. Thanks for sharing.
being so high up in those awesome blueridge mountains must be good for the musical soul. :) Thanks for sharing.
You're funny. I just hope now that his child has had a taste of the caribbean flavor, that he doesn't go to pot.
How did I miss this? Very cool and original - No idea how you managed to perfectly sync with the piano. Love it, though. (And yes, it was a while ago, but I still miss my dog. You never get over it do you? But I really see the humor in a sad dude pining away over his lost dog, too!)
fun piece of music