Donald Bailey – Messin’ Around (Drum Transcription)

Hi folks… Wow, after a busy time here I’m with a new free transcription just for you. Previously I shared on this blog the entire Bailey’s work on Since I Fell for You, talking about his essential and clear drumming… here’s another tune from the same album. Messin’ Around is a 12-bar blues composed by the jazz … More Donald Bailey – Messin’ Around (Drum Transcription)

Ed Blackwell – Complete Communion (Drum Solo Transcription)

Edward Blackwell (1929 – 1992) was one of the pioneer of the free jazz drumming, born in New Orleans he was known for his extensive work with Ornette Coleman. His musical roots, however, were extremely different, from New Orleans second-line drumming to the Blues, Big Band swing, the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, Caribbean music and … More Ed Blackwell – Complete Communion (Drum Solo Transcription)

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)

Art Blakey – Are You Real (Drum Trading 4’s)

Here’s the last drum transcription of the year… the famous trading fours played by Art Blakey on the tune Are You Real, from the Jazz Messengers album Moanin’ (1958). The tempo of the tune is approximately 220 beats per minute.   Here below the link to download the transcription. DOWNLOAD THE PDF     For any request, … More Art Blakey – Are You Real (Drum Trading 4’s)

Joey Baron – Along Came Betty (Drum Transcription)

Hi folks, here’s the drum sheet music for Along Came Betty by Mark Murphy from the album Beauty And The Beast (1986), with Joey Baron on drums. The tune is a famous standard composed by Benny Golson, in this version Joey plays the head with the brushes and at the beginning of the solo section he changes to the sticks. I think … More Joey Baron – Along Came Betty (Drum Transcription)

Elvin Jones – Night Dreamer (Drum Transcription)

Here’s a transcription of the intro and the head of Night Dreamer by Wayne Shorter, with Elvin Jones on drums. The tune is a medium jazz waltz tempo with a heavy groove and modal harmony, this is a good exercise to work on 3/4 stuff like coordination, independence, linear phrasing, and rudiments.   I suggest … More Elvin Jones – Night Dreamer (Drum Transcription)