R Hansen: >Yes I did, but I wasn?t sure what part you were referring to. After the intro it is 3/4 and the bass is holding the beat, One two three, One two three, etc. And then I am hearing a piano come in with a 4 beat layered on top. Very jazzy. I am no good with the drums. And if I saw the sheet music I wouldn?t be surprised if my analysis is wrong. Well, the 3/4 I think is right.:) In such circumstances I often go ?Ah, that?s what is going on.? It is kind of like a puzzle and all has to fit together somehow. I will send it to my friend tomorrow and see what he comes back with.
Thanks for playing the game. Saying its 3/4 or 6/8 or even the more (by today's) standard 12/8 is missing the point a bit. These kinds of rhythms come from a place where polyrhythms were highly advanced without any aid from western concepts such as time signatures. The best way for me to get insight into this was studying this book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Clave-Matrix-Afro-Cuban-Principles/dp/1478299479
Even if you say 12/8, there is more to the structure than that.