Simplicity is not a simple thing. Donald Bailey drumming on Jimmy Smith’s album Home Cookin’ (1959) is straightforward and clear, with a beautiful shuffle feel on the solos section. Here’s the full drum transcription of the tune “Since I Fell For You.” Even if not notated in the transcription, Donald Bailey plays the bass drum … More Jimmy Smith – Since I Fell For You (Drum Sheet Music)
Here are two short clips with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke talking about different ways to improve your timing and 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. Erivelton Silva plays the hi-hat accenting the third 16th note for the … More Rosa Passos – Beiral (Intro Drum Transcription)
Here are some clips of the legendary Jake Hanna. He was a great big band drummer who played for Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Harry James, to name a few. Here’s an interview with Jake: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jake-hanna