Simplicity is not a simple thing… Donald Bailey drumming on Jimmy Smith album Home Cookin’ is very simple and clear with a beautiful shuffle feel on the solo section. Here’s the full drum transcription of the tune Since I Fell for You, I personally think that Donald Bailey plays the bass drum on the quarter notes … More Donald Bailey – Since I Fell for You
Here are two short clips with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke talk about different ways to improve your timing and to keep the form of a standard/song while improvising.
Here’s the drum transcription of the intro (16 bars) played by Brazilian drummer Erivelton Silva on the tune Beiral by Rosa Passos, originally composed by Djavan. In this section, the accents played by the band are similar and related to the Partido Alto with a delayed attack on measure 8. Erivelton Silva plays the hi-hat … More Erivelton Silva – Beiral (Drum Intro)
Here are some clips of the legendary Jake Hanna. He was a great big band drummer who played for Woody Herman’s Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Harry James, and other greats musicians. Here’s an interview with Jake: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jake-hanna