Max Roach “Conversation” Video Drum Transcription

A new look for my blog and some optimization for the old articles keep me busy but I’m preparing new stuff, exercises and articles, keep following me for updates. Since my video editing abilities have grown in the last month, the drum transcription for Conversation by Max Roach is now on Youtube as a scrolling … More Max Roach “Conversation” Video Drum Transcription

Max Roach – Mack the Knife (Trading Fours)

Hi folks, here’s another Max Roach drum transcription: the trading fours played on Mack the Knife (known also as “Moritat”) from the album Saxophone Colossus (1956) by Sonny Rollins. The zip file includes the pdf plus an audio example, enjoy. DOWNLOAD     I’m very proud to announce that my blog has been featured in … More Max Roach – Mack the Knife (Trading Fours)

Philly Joe Jones – One For Joe (Drum Solo)

Sounds from Rikers Island (Audio Fidelity, 1963) is an album by jazz pianist and composer Elmo Hope. It features Hope on piano, Lawrence Jackson on trumpet, Freddie Douglas on saxophones, John Gilmore on tenor, Ronnie Boykins on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, Earl Coleman and Marcelle Daniels on vocals. The track listing is comprised … More Philly Joe Jones – One For Joe (Drum Solo)

Philly Joe with Art Pepper

For jazz lovers this month I’ll share two transcriptions from the work of Philly Joe Jones with two great jazz musicians… Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (Contemporary/Original Jazz Classics, 1957) is a legendary album, despite the physical shape and possible exaggerations Art Pepper created his milestone, with the support of Miles Davis’ rhythm section. Personnel: … More Philly Joe with Art Pepper

Max Roach – Conversation (Full 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 (Full Drum Transcription)

Joey Baron – Effendi (Drum Transcription)

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

Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

It’s been a few weeks since my last post (since I’ve been working on different music projects), I’m back and for the next month I have interesting stuff to share with you: transcriptions, exercises and a book that I’m working on… But now here’s a very common Ted Reed method useful to develop your independence, that consists … More Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)