Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Groove o' the day: casually provided by Jack Dejohnette

Today's groove is a little unusual, in that it comes from a YouTube cymbal demo and not from a real record, but since the demo is by Jack Dejohnette, I figured what the heck. He only plays it two or three times, but it jumped out at me right away as something useful.

It's an Elvin-like (man, there's just no getting away from it!) Latin feel, with an unusual, simplified bell pattern:

The bass drum on 3 of the second measure is optional; he only plays it once, but it works nicely. It also suggests that he may be playing the 1 and 3 lightly on the BD all the way through. You could add the hihat on 2 and 4, if you want.

Here's a variation using a tom move I like to do:

YouTube video after the break.

He plays this feel from about 2:13 to 2:20:

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