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Karriem Riggins’ Virtuoso Experience “Tergiversation” (Video)

September 15, 2009

Tergiversation is a song by Gene Perla. Perla was a bass player who performed with legendary drummer Elvin Jones for many years. Tergiversation is a term that describes an evasion of straightforward action of clear-cut statement. Perla dedicated the song to jazz legend Miles Davis, a tergiversationist if there ever was one, who often turned his back towards the audience as he played. Karriem Riggins’ Virtuoso Experience bring these internal jazz dedications and conversations to a new audience.

[via VTech]

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