John Zorn, “Sacred Oracle,” The Mysteries, 2013.
Ike Quebec, “The Man I Love,” Heavy Soul, 1962.
Masada, “Tahah,” Alef, 1994.
The rhythm unit gives emotional and artistic coherence to the very shape of the tempo and the pulsation — the statement and the interpretation of the meter itself, the underlying, syncopated divisions of motion through musical space — the time.
— Stanley Crouch, Considering Genius, p 106.