By far this is my very favorite video! Awesome Caribbean Flair... effetless. Keep 'em comin'!Hello dear community,
Please check out my latest video on my educational YouTubeseries "Real Book Drumming"!
In this video I play and show you the first 68 bars of the classic "St. Thomas". Originally played by the legendary Sonny Rollins on his 1956 album "Saxophone Colossus" together with the brilliant drummer Max Roach, it is a true gem for all jazz fans!
"St. Thomas" boasts a Caribbean-inspired vibe, with Max Roach's driving, syncopated groove laying down the rhythmic foundation. The drums play a pivotal role in infusing the song with that irresistible Caribbean flair and boundless energy. Max Roach's brilliant use of binary and ternary feels, making the groove here truly special!
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I was checking out your YouTube channel and it is very interesting although I don't know how to read music at all. But my favorite out of all the songs I listened to was the one I posted below. Great channel, Great control, Great job! I enjoyed it very much.Dear Community,
I have started a YouTube series called "Real Book Drumming" on my channel, which is always expanding. The Real Book is the bible for all jazz drummers. "Real Book Drumming" is meant to be a learning tool, an aid for aspiring jazz drummers. I transcribe the drum part of the original recording and then play to the themes of the songs, the transcription follows the video for better understanding. Please check my channel.
I hope you'll like it. I look forward to a lively exchange.
Thanks for your time!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm really glad you enjoyed my YouTube channel and my drumming. I try to make my videos as enjoyable as possible for everyone, regardless of their musical background. I really appreciate your support. It means a lot to me.
I love watching your videos... you never cease to amaze me with your talent of knowing how to read music and to play exactly what you're reading. Great job!... looking forward to your next video. Thank you for entertaining us!Dear Community,
my educational "Real Book Drumming" YouTube series has a new video.
In this video, I present a performance and drum transcription of the first 40 measures of the jazz standard "Satin Doll". This version is by trombonist J. J. Johnson and was recorded for his album "A Touch of Satin" on the days of December 15 and 21, 1960 and January 12, 1961 in New York City. Louis Hayes was the drummer for this session.
"Satin Doll" is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in 1953. Louis Hayes' partnership with J.J. Johnson was a crucial part of Hayes' career. "A Touch of Satin" demonstrates their remarkable musical chemistry. Louis Hayes' drumming style is characterized by his perfect timekeeping, versatility and ability to adapt to different musical situations.
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