Sulejmanovo Oro – Balkan music in 11/8

Traditional Balkan music in a 11/8 rhythm called Kopanitsa – sub divided 2+2+3+2+2.
Originally a traditional folk dance from northern Greece, recorded in the late 1970 by Wouter Swets.

Remco Busink – tambura
Tjarko ten Have – Macedonian gajda
Jan Hotmeijer – clarinet
Thijs de Melker – tambura
Crispijn Oomes – tarabuka
Roeb Sluis – kaval
Wouter Swets – accordion

Pat Metheny – First Circle

First Circle is an interesting Jazz Fusion composition by guitarist Pat Metheny from a Grammy Award winning album by the same title released in 1984.

It is in a time signature of 22/8 and opens with hand claps that you can follow to count the meter.

Here’s a performance of First Circle by Pat Metheny and The Metropole Orchestra from 2003

Pat Metheny – First Circle Sheet Music