New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers: Jeff Porcaro. The book (42 pages) includes eight transcriptions of some of his most memorable performances, playing with artists such as Toto, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald (most transcriptions have been previously available on … More New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

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

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)