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’ Trainfrom 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 an entire drum break, the tempo of the tune is approximately 290 beats per minute.



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