WOW! Now here is a Great and challenging book, I have often been Puzzled by some of the Rhythms I have heard in either Modern Music or some of the Jazz, Fusion or World Music I have been listening to and have not been able to figure them out.
But finaly here is a book that Explains much of it, and it's funny that some of these Illusions are quite simple actually, that is in theory, But in practise many of the can be can be very difficult.
This Book is for the drumset and I don't play the drumset but bought it anyway because these Rhythm concept can be applied to any instrument.
The Book deals with many Interesting Rhythmic concept like Beat displacement, Modulation, Rhythmic scales and Polyrhythm, ther's a lot of Material here and I must agree with Bill Bruford in his Foreword to the book "I've got Work to Do".
Other good books that deal with some of these things are Gavin's other book "Rhytmic Perspectives". "Rhythm and Meter Patterns By Gary Chaffee" , "Polyrhythms by Peter Magadini" and Zahl und Rhythmik by Thomas Arens.