How I have gone this long without knowing who Dave Brubeck is is a mystery to me. I feel as if I have been missing out on such good music and am trying to catch up. After listening to "Take Five" and loving his use of 5/4 time I started to look for more of his music. I recently found a song of his called "Blue Rondo A La Turk."
The songs makes use of a 9/8 time. It is a compound time signature that can be counted in a more than one way. Some musicians prefer to count in multiples of three (3+3+3) while others may count in multiples of two with an extra beat added at the end (2+2+2+3).
EXAMPLE OF 3+3+3
EXAMPLE OF 2+2+2+3
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE FROM THE SONG
(NOTICE HOW BRUBECK COUNTS 2+2+2+3)