Some would say the musicians launch their shrewdest musical attacks after the work week. Team Percussion comes out swinging this morning.

So maybe you grew up rattling pots and pans in the kitchen. You have a thing for rhythm, the hypnotic thrill of a constant beat. You need to hear Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet right now.

Sure, some people think it’s just a mess of banging mallets, but recognize its hidden genius. It’s in the polyrhythms, the pure metallic ring, the complex chordal textures.

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