Max Roach – Conversation (Drum Transcription)

It’s a busy time, but here I am with a new jazz drum transcription. Conversation by Max Roach is a drum composition included in the album Deeds, Not Words (1958). The drum solo itself is a perfect example of the concept of melodic drumming (for further researches I recommend the instructional video “Melodic Drumming” by … More Max Roach – Conversation (Drum Transcription)

3 Joey Baron Drum Transcriptions

Hi folks, here I’m with a new stuff. In the past articles, I posted some Baron’s transcriptions from the album Beauty And The Beast (1986) by Mark Murphy. Here’s a folder that includes all the material, re-edited and organized in one printable PDF file (12 pages). Enjoy 🙂 The transcriptions included are: Doxy; Effendi (Head); Along Came Betty. … More 3 Joey Baron Drum Transcriptions

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)