This page contains some transcribed jazz drumming solos and drum intros. Personally it is one of my weak points as I tend to think of the jazz drums as an accompanying instrument rather than a solo instrument, but I will endeavour to transcribe some more solos to learn.

July 15th, 2013

Roy Haynes: H & H Intro

Not exactly a ditty, but a short little 8 bar intro from Roy Haynes to Pat Metheny's "H & H". Mostly based around the right hand playing the Hi-Hat and the interplay with the snare and bass drum, this is typical Haynes and a nice set-up for the head. Start slow, get it together and then use it to develop ideas for your own intros and solos.

Roy Haynes, H & H, Jazz Drumming

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December 9th, 2012

Art Blakey: Nica's Tempo

After all this time here finally is a post of a drum solo. Strangely perhaps, I am not that interested in soloing as drummer, but it is an important part of playing jazz. As with many things in jazz drumming Art Blakey is a great place to begin. Here is an intro solo from the track "Nica's Tempo" from the album of the same name. It features a number of interesting ideas as it builds from a simple off-beat figure around the kit, through a powerful, almost African inspired, rhythm between the toms and the kick, before returning to the off-beat idea and ending with an intense flurry of triplets. Many great ideas to get together and give you some inspiration.

Art Blakey, Nica's Tempo, Jazz Drumming

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