This book is for the instrumentalist, composer, percussionist, student and music educator who aims to expand his or her understanding of rhythm and overall musicianship. It is an applied guide to the fundamentals of rhythm, presented step-by-step from the simple to the complex.
“As open and generous as the author himself, Pure Rhythm is an excellent and essential introduction to world rhythms. Presented step by step in a clear, intelligent and systematic format, this is a long overdue classic in the field.” (John Zorn)
“Pure Rhythm provides an excellent and useful tool for those who wish to advance their knowledge of rhythm.” (Jack DeJohnette)
“This book is a critical introduction to much of the important creative insight into the whole feeling of movement in music, with a strong implication of both regularity and differentiation. I recommend this book highly for musicians, on all levels, as a means of nurturing their rhythmic creativity.” (Dr. Yusuf Lateef)