Joey Baron – Effendi

Hi folks, it’s been almost two months since my last transcription, but here’s new stuff: the intro and head of the tune “Effendi” with Joey Baron on drums. “Effendi” is a modal tune composed by pianist McCoy Tyner, included in his debut album Inception (1962). Mark Murphy’s version from the album Beauty and The Beast (1986) presents an inspired and … More Joey Baron – Effendi

Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

It’s been a few weeks since my last post (since I’ve been working on different music projects), I’m back and for the next month I have interesting stuff to share with you: transcriptions, exercises and a book that I’m working on… But now here’s a very common Ted Reed method useful to develop your independence, that consists … More Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

Ed Blackwell – Complete Communion (Drum Solo)

Edward Blackwell (1929 – 1992) was one of the pioneer of the free jazz drumming, born in New Orleans he was known for his extensive work with Ornette Coleman. His musical roots, however, were extremely different, from New Orleans second line drumming to the Blues, Big Band swing, the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, Caribbean music … More Ed Blackwell – Complete Communion (Drum Solo)

Max Roach – Blues Waltz (Drum Solo)

Max Roach has been the first to record an album entirely based on triple meter, unusual until the mid-fifties, recording as leader Jazz in 3/4 Time (1957) for the label EmArcy, with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone, Billy Wallace on piano, George Morrow on double bass and Max Roach on drums. Here’s the transcription of … More Max Roach – Blues Waltz (Drum Solo)

Max Roach – Take The ‘A’ Train (Trading Fours/ Drum Break)

Hi folks, here’s the drum transcription for the drum break/trading fours played by Max Roach on the tune Take the ‘A’ Train from the album Study in Brown (1955) by Clifford Brown & Max Roach. On the A section of the tune Max Roach plays the fours trading with the band, while on the bridge he plays … More Max Roach – Take The ‘A’ Train (Trading Fours/ Drum Break)

Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

Here’s the last drum transcription of the year…the famous trading fours played by Art Blakey on the tune Are You Real, from the Jazz Messengers album Moanin’ (1958). The tempo of the tune is approximately 220 beats per minute. Here below the link to download the transcription. DOWNLOAD THE PDF For any request you can contact me … More Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

Joey Baron – Doxy

Hi folks, here’s another drum transcription of Joey Baron playing on Doxy by Mark Murphy from the album Beauty And The Beast (from the same here you can get the transcription of Along Came Betty). The tune is a famous standard composed by Sonny Rollins. Not indicated in the transcription, Joey Baron plays the bass drum … More Joey Baron – Doxy