Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Elvin Jones analysis - Big Nick

Here's a little analysis- or catalog of ideas- extracted from my transcription of Elvin Jones playing on Big Nick, from Coltrane's album with Duke Ellington. It's a good introduction to Elvin's playing for novice drummers- the tempo is nice and relaxed, and the ideas are straightforward. It's divided into four sections- phrase endings, comping patterns, hi-hat independence, and 3/4-within-4/4.

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