This book is a reference guide for all drummers and rhythm enthusiasts. It provides easy and thorough access to the most popular and influential classic and contemporary jazz, funk and fusion grooves. Strong knowledge of these rhythms will add to your resources and consequently broaden your knowledge of different styles.
This guide was made with the sole purpose of outlining the styles of the great jazz and fusion drummers that have contributes to, shaped, and, in many cases, changed the way jazz is performed.
The rhythms in this book are not transcriptions of actual performances and are meant to be used for educational purposes only. All rhythms presented here are interpretations derived from years of observation and performance by the editors.
A superb treatise on the history of jazz, funk and fusion drumming with examples of 31 of the foremost players in music:
Bid Sid Catlett - Chick Webb - George Wettling - Papa Jo Jones
Kenny Clarke - Gene Krupa - Max Roach - Buddy Rich
Jimmy Cobb - Ed Thigpen - Joe Morello - Elvin Jones
Roy Haynes - Tony Williams - Jack DeJohnette - Al Jackson
John ‘Jabo’ Starks - Clyde Stubblefield - Bernard Purdie - Harvey Mason
David Garibaldi - Mike Clark - Airto Moreira - Billy Cobham
Terry Silverlight -Steve Gadd - Rick Marotta - Steve Jordan
Peter Erskine - Horacio Hernandez - Vinnie Colaiuta