Monday, April 23, 2012

Transcription: Paul Motian - Israel

UPDATE: Download link working now.

Here are a couple of famous drum breaks by Paul Motian, from Israel, a 12 bar tune on Bill Evans' Explorations; Motian and Evans trade choruses before the head out. Note that even though the tune is played with a swing feel, most of the 8th notes on the solos are played straight- listen closely to the recording to hear where you should swing them.

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  1. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Mr. Bishop, the link to the PDF doesn't appear to be working.

    Again, thank you very much for the wonderful/inspiring resource you've created at your site.

    -David Hurd

  2. Thanks for reading David- glad you like it! Link working now...