RoundaboutJosh Gottry - C Alan / McClaren Productions
Here is a visually and aurally captivating non-pitched percussion trio based on two simple key elements. The first is a circular ensemble setup surrounding a single shared ride cymbal. The second is the incorporation of various licks and pseudo-melodic and rhythmic fragments from jazz and progressive rock standards, including a brief nod to Roundabout by Yes. Using instruments that are typical components of a drum set along with a few commonly found Latin percussion add‐ons, this is an excellent work for developing ensemble alignment and precision as performers are challenged to unite three individual parts as if they were performed a single drum set player.