Elvin Jones – Night Dreamer (Drum Transcription)

Here’s a transcription of the intro and the head of Night Dreamer by Wayne Shorter, with Elvin Jones on drums. The tune is a medium jazz waltz tempo with a heavy groove and modal harmony, this is a good exercise to work on 3/4 stuff like coordination, independence, linear phrasing, and rudiments.   I suggest … More Elvin Jones – Night Dreamer (Drum Transcription)

Philly Joe Jones – Sid’s Ahead (Trading Fours)

Another Philly Joe Jones drum lick. Here’s the trading 4’s played by Philly Joe on the tune Sid’s Ahead by Miles Davis from the classic album Milestones (1958). On this Davis plays both trumpet and piano, it was also the last time that the rhythm section (Philly Joe Jones, Red Garland, and Paul Chambers) has played … More Philly Joe Jones – Sid’s Ahead (Trading Fours)