A few examples of great polyrhythmic playing...
Israel/ Bill Evans trio
Drums and bass play 2:3 (dotted quarter notes) for the first three solo choruses.
Anthropology/ Melhdau and Rossy trio (When I fall in love)
1&2 solo choruses: the drummer accents every 3 beats so it sounds like 3/4 time signature over 4/4 (which is the time signature of the song)
3&4 solo choruses: 2:3 (dotted quarter notes) -also 3/4 over 4/4 again at the 2nd A..
Brad's solo is full of groupings and polyrhythmic phrases...too difficult to describe...
Blues for Gwen/ McCoy Tyner (Inception)
9th solo chorus (2:15) : McCoy plays a 3/4 phrase almost for the whole chorus.
14th solo chorus (3:20) : McCoy plays a 2:3 phrase for the first 8 bars.
(I have to transcribe this stuff right now!!!)
So what/ Miles Davis (four and more)
Amazing interaction between Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. They often play dotted quarter notes phrases (2:3). Check at 5:25, 7:10 and 7:33...
Tony also plays a 3/4 swing rhythm over 2 quarter notes. A 3:2 polyrhythm.
Autumn leaves/ Chet Baker-Paul Desmond
(5:20) : Dotted quarter notes once again! A 2:3 phrase for almost 8 bars in the Rhodes solo, I think it's Steve Gadd on the drums.
Humpty Dumpty/ Chick Corea acoustic band
Everybody plays 2:3 except me..
(5:17) : A classic Chick's lick over the B section.
Oleo/ Pat Martino
Second solo chorus (0:47) : Pat plays eight notes in groups of three over the first A section.
To be continued..