La Gigue De M. LaSante
A great crooked tune from Quebec! From the playing of La Bottine Souriante, on their recording Je Voudrais Changer d’Chapeau. I think they learned it from Lisa Ornstein, who got it from Robert LaSante himself.
Why is it crooked?
I dunno what his explanation would be but where I come from, a tune that is difficult and/or runs back and forth on the strings is called crooked……east coast Canada…. some tunes can be crooked as all get out.
Crooked just means that the rhythm, or number of beats per measure in the tune, will change in unpredictable ways. For example: being in 4/4 and then switching to 2/4 on the last measure of the part , or something like that.