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)

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)

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 Max Roach on drums.   Here’s the transcription … 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)