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On the Beaten Path Jazz

The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

By Rich Lackowski and John O'Reilly, Jr.

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On the Beaten Path Jazz (The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It). Composed by Rich Lackowski and John O'Reilly, Jr.. For Drumset. Artist/Personality; Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. On the Beaten Path. Jazz. 108 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40147).

ISBN 0739092723. Jazz.

This is an essential exploration of 12 world-renowned jazz drummers, their influences, the music they made famous, and the gear they played. Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons are included for 36 legendary beats and solos. You will gain insight into the development of the jazz genre and it's many subgenres. The CD includes performances that demonstrate all the beats and solos in the book.

All paths lead to jazz. Trace back to the origins of most any style of music and you'll find that all paths lead to jazz. The most influential masters of rock, funk, reggae, progressive rock, and even metal drumming cite the legendary jazz drummers and the music they created as at least part of their inspiration. Jazz, more than any other genre, embodies the creative spirit and the basic human instinct to push boundaries. This book dives into the genre we all know and love and explores it from a drummer’s perspective. You'll learn about jazz, its roots, and all of the significant events that happened as it flourished. You’ll learn about a dozen drummers that impacted the style, the gear they used, the licks and solos that made them famous, and the significant albums that defined their genre. Welcome to On the Beaten Path: Jazz! Enjoy the ride.

Featured artists include: Art Blakey * Jack DeJohnette * Jeff Hamilton * Elvin Jones * "Papa" Jo Jones * Philly Joe Jones * Gene Krupa * Joe Morello * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Bill Stewart * Tony Williams.

“This is an excellent approach to learning the drumset, not only because of the great examples in the book, but also because a student going through the book will learn the value of the process of listening, transcribing, and learning to perform transcriptions.” –Percussive Notes.

  • Music Notation 
  • The Legends of Jazz Drumming 
  • Bill Stewart (Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, others) 
  • A Lot of Livin' to Do from Pat Metheny's Trio 99>00 (2000) 
  • Little Niles from Bill Stewart's Think Before You Think (1998) 
  • Primal Dance from Joe Lovano's Landmarks (1991) 
  • Jeff Hamilton (Diana Krall, The Ray Brown Trio, Jeff Hamilton Trio, others) 
  • 'Deed I Do from Diana Krall's Live in Paris (2002) Beginner 
  • 'Deed I Do from Diana Krall's Live in Paris (2002) Intermediate 
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game from The Ray Brown Trio's Three Dimensional (1991) 
  • Jack DeJohnette (Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, others) 
  • It Never Entered My Mind from Keith Jarrett's Standards, Vol. 1 (1983) 
  • Bayou Fever from Jack DeJohnette's Works (1984) 
  • The Masquerade Is Over from Keith Jarrett's Standards, Vol. 1 (1983) 
  • Tony Williams (Miles Davis) 
  • Fall from Miles Davis's Nefertiti (1968) 
  • Seven Steps to Heaven from Miles Davis's Seven Steps to Heaven (1963) 
  • So What from Miles Davis's Four & More (1964) 
  • Elvin Jones (John Coltrane Quartetz) 
  • Lonnie's Lament from John Coltrane's Crescent (1964) 
  • Pt. II: Resolution from John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (1965) Intermediate 
  • Pt. II: Resolution from John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (1965) Advanced 
  • Philly Joe Jones (Miles Davis, John Coltrane) 
  • Milestones from Miles Davis's Milestones (1958) 
  • I'm Old Fashioned from John Coltrane's Blue Train (1957) 
  • Locomotion from John Coltrane's Blue Train (1957) 
  • Max Roach (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, others) 
  • The Drum Also Waltzes from Max Roach's Drums Unlimited (1966) 
  • Blues Waltz from Max Roach's Jazz in 3/4 Time (1957) 
  • Ko-Ko from Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers' The Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes (1945) 
  • Art Blakey (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers) 
  • Moanin' from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers' Moanin' (1958) Beginner 
  • Moanin' from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers' Moanin' (1958) Intermediate 
  • In Walked Bud from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best (2005, song originally recorded in 1947) 
  • Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Big Band, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, others) 
  • Channel One Suite from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968) Beginner 
  • Jumpin' at the Woodside from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955) 
  • Channel One Suite from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968) Advanced 
  • Joe Morello (The Dave Brubeck Quartet) 
  • Blue Rondo a la Turk from The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959) 
  • Take Five from The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959) Intermediate 
  • Take Five from The Dave Brubeck Quartet's Time Out (1959) Advanced 
  • Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman Orchestra) 
  • Sing, Sing, Sing from Benny Goodman and his Orchestra's Sing, Sing, Sing (1937) 
  • King Porter Stomp from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955) 
  • Bernie's Tune from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955) 
  • Papa Jo Jones (Count Basie Band) 
  • One O'Clock Jump from Count Basie Band's The Complete Decca Recordings (1937) 
  • Little Susie from The Essential Jo Jones (1958) 
  • Cubano Chant from The Essential Jo Jones (1958) 
  • Jazzography 
  • Acknowledgments 
  • The Path 

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The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

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