Do you guys know when and how to use odd time signatures? If you're just starting out, this might be daunting. I did a quick video demonstration on when to use 7/8 for film/tv music. Hope this is helpful for someone out there!
It's a broader Balkan thing, though it's not limited to just 7/8 and 7/4. Many of their unequal meters are made of the free mixture of 2s and 3s (7 is three beats of unequal length, usually 2+2+3 or 3+2+2).Yes, a lot of his music is in 7/8. Apparently it is a common "greek thing."
I'm not hating on Yanni, BTW. I am a big fan of his music.
I think you meant Don Ellis, not Chase.Bill Chase used all types of sig. changes in his music, very challenging material.