Brubeck: Take Five

Posted on February 22nd, 2007 by Adam.
Categories: drums, great drummers, jazz.

This is a classic that every drummer should study, featuring drummer Joe Morello. It’s not as easy as it sounds.


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2007 Grammy Jazz Winner: Some Skunk Funk

Posted on February 17th, 2007 by Adam.
Categories: classics, jazz.

Props to the Brecker Brothers, Peter Erskine, Jim Beard, Will Lee and Marcio Doctor for winning the Grammy for Best LargeJazz Ensemble Album. Here’s a taste:

Buy it here

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IGN’s Top 25 Jazz Albums

Posted on February 11th, 2007 by Adam.
Categories: classics, jazz.

Start here.

I don’t agree with all of them, but would have all of their top 5 in my top ten.

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RIP, Michael Brecker

Posted on January 27th, 2007 by Adam.
Categories: great drummers, jazz.

I also play tenor sax (casually). Michael Brecker is one of the all-time greats — He’ll be missed. Steve Gadd is the drummer on this one — he has some incredible licks starting around 2:14 or so.

Vinnie Colaiuta has a memorial note, too.


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So What: Miles and Coltrane

Posted on January 27th, 2007 by Adam.
Categories: classics, jazz.

Jimmy Cobb on the drums:

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