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jazz drumming transcriptions

For Jazz Drumming

If you want to play jazz drums you need to learn from some of the greatest jazz drummers such as Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Max Roach to name a few. This section has a number of jazz drum transcriptions, including jazz drum comping and soloing, as well as great jazz drum grooves for you to work on and add to your tool kit.

Elvin Jones was a big inspiration to me when I got more seriously into jazz drumming. He still is, not least for what he contributed to Coltrane's classical quartet.

Here is a complete transcription of Elvin Jones's comping on the track "Blues to Elvin" from the John Coltrane Album "Coltrane Plays the Blues."

A transcription of Mike Clark's groove on Palm Grease.

Ask Me Now - Brian Blade - on jazz drumming

Brian Blade's wonderful comping on Ask Me Now, from the album Real Book Stories.

Chameleon - Harvey Mason - on jazz drumming

A basic transcription and a few variations of Harvey Mason's jazz-funk groove from Herbie Hancock's Chameleon.

Capatin Bacardi - Claudio Slon - on jazz drumming

A transcription of Claudio Slon's bossa nova grooving on Jobim's "Captain Bacardi".

Solar - Roy Haynes - on jazz drumming

A transcriptions of a couple of choruses of Roy Haynes on Solar, with Pat Metheny and Dave Holland.

The Sidewinder - Billy Higgins - on jazz drumming

Billy Higgins groove on the classic Blue Note track "The Sidewinder"...

Raju - Vinnie Colautia - on jazz drumming

A Vinnie Colautia 3/4 jazz fusion groove with Chick Corea and John McLaughlin ...

Milestones - Philly Joe Jones - on jazz drumming

Philly Jo Jones swing groove on the outstanding Miles Davis track, Milestones...

Blue Matter - Dennis Chambers - on jazz drumming

A classic fusion groove. Dennis Chambers playing on John Scofield's Blue Matter...