Hudson Music announces The Evolution of Jazz Drumming workbook
(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-03-27)
Jazz drummers and jazz drumming students are certainly to have a blast with this new release by Hudson Music. The Evolution of Jazz Drumming created by drummer Danny Gottlieb who is originally played for Pat Metheny Group and also had performed and recorded with Sting, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Gil Evans, John McLaughlin, Manhattan Transfer, Stand Getz, Randy Brecker and many others.
The Evolution of Jazz Drumming is a guide and workbook that was designed to be studied based on a typical 16-week college semester. A legendary and influential jazz drummer is studied during each of these weeks. Thirty-one jazz drumming legends are examined with musical analysis including practice exercises in the style of the subject's drumming, transcriptions of both solo and time playing, and etudes that examine the work of each artist in unprecedented detail. Each profile also includes a complete biography, personal anecdotes from the author, and dozens of exclusive and rare photos, many of which have never appeared in print before. Drummers featured in the book include Baby Dodds, Sid Catlett, Dave Tough, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Mel Lewis, and many others.
The book includes a DVD of classic video clips of many of the drummers, as well as an MP3 disc with over 300 tracks of exercises and etudes from the book recorded at various speeds that can be looped for analysis and practice making it a perfect package for immersing into the very root of jazz.
You can pre-order The Evolution of jazz Drumming at amazon.com. It retails for $26.99.
Jazz educators are encouraged to sign up for a free sample booklet featuring complete chapters on Tony Williams, Papa Jo Jones and Shelly Manne, along with accompanying bonus video clips in the following link
For more information about this and other Hudson Music releases please visit www.hudsonmusic.com