Monday, March 24, 2014

Frankie Dunlop plays an intro

Not much to say about this, except that one of my favorite things ever, Thelonious Monk's Bye-Ya, from the album Monk's Dream, came on KMHD today, and that Frankie Dunlop's opening is just a perfect piece of drumming:

Swing the 8th notes, and use whatever sticking you like— on the triplet licks either LRLRL or RLLRL will work best.

Audio after the break:

1 comment:

Steve & Frances said...

Can you offer guidance on how to play the head? I can't quite decipher his pattern.