Exploring Jazz Drums – Clark Tracey

This is the latest offering in the Schott ‘Exploring’ series of books. Acclaimed percussionist Clark Tracey offers a unique insight into the various playing methods and techniques including following scores, unusual time signatures, soloing, and advice on equipment, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to brush techniques. There is also an excellent section on drum rudiments and how these can be extended creatively.

Like the other titles in this series, the book is superbly presented and introduces the subject in a way that is easy to understand. While the book assumes some basic drum skills, jazz technique is introduced in a methodical, structured way with a wealth of examples and studies. You are guided through scores and sequences and can check understanding by listening to the 71 audio tracks and 14 video demonstrations on the CD/DVD, along with exercises performed by Clark Tracey on drums with a live backing band. Playalong tracks allow you to study the styles of the drumming jazz masters such as Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Joe Morello and Tony Williams. Tracks include a timing click, which can be removed by turning off the appropriate stereo track and switching to mono to hear the bass and piano. Excellent.

 For more info go to www.schott-music.com

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