Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Groove o' the day: Freddie Waits

This is a hip stick-and-brush thing Freddie Waits plays on the intro to If You Go Away, from Ray Bryant's 1967 album Slow Freight. The regular note heads on the snare drum line are played with a brush in the right hand, and the Xs are rim clicks played with a stick in the left. I've transcribed the entire intro, plus the opening groove of the tune:

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YouTube audio after the break:

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