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 (47 pages) includes eight transcriptions of some of his most memorable performances, playing with artists such as Toto, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald (some of the transcriptions are available on Sellfy.com and on … More New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

Joey Baron – Effendi (Drum Transcription)

Hi folks, it’s been almost two months since my last drum 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 … More Joey Baron – Effendi (Drum Transcription)

Toto – Georgy Porgy – Live version (Drum Sheet Music)

Hi folks, here’s the full drum sheet music for the live version of Georgy Porgy by Toto from the amazing show at Le Zenith in Paris (1990). DOWNLOAD THE PDF   For all those who are interested, here are other Jeff Porcaro transcriptions: Toto – Africa (Free Drum Sheet Music) https://francisdrummingblog.com/2017/03/02/toto-africa-drum-sheet-music/ Toto – Rosanna https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/05/30/rosanna/More Toto – Georgy Porgy – Live version (Drum Sheet Music)

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 himself on drums.   Here’s the transcription of … More Max Roach – Blues Waltz (Drum Solo)

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’ Train from 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 … More Max Roach – Take The ‘A’ Train (Trading Fours/ Drum Break)

Sting – Love Is Stronger Than Justice (Drum Sheet Music)

Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) is the second track of the album Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993) by Sting, with the great Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The interesting stuff of the song are the two different time signatures, during the verse/intro and the chorus section. The verse/intro groove is in 7/8, the snare is played on the … More Sting – Love Is Stronger Than Justice (Drum Sheet Music)

Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (Drum Sheet Music)

Hi folks, here’s the full drum sheet music for Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs from the album Silk Degrees released in 1976, with Jeff Porcaro on drums. For purchasing the full score go here: https://sellfy.com/p/NtgR/# https://gumroad.com/l/louB https://www.oronjo.com/p/QgTMQRz3wyvxgXjCe Here other Jeff Porcaro drum transcriptions. Toto – Rosanna https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/05/30/rosanna/ Steely Dan – Gaucho https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/04/09/steely-dan-gaucho-drum-transcription/ Michael McDonald – I Keep … More Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (Drum Sheet Music)