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 you can get the transcription of Along Came Betty  here). The tune is a famous standard composed by Sonny Rollins. It’s not indicated in the transcription but  i think Joey … More Joey Baron – Doxy