Oh, I was going to put out a book of intros, wasn't I? Most of the transcribing for that project is actually done, and now I just need to do the not-fun part of laying it out in book form... we'll see if I can get that done before the end of the year. Here's a little foretaste of that, with Philly Joe Jones's intro to Dance of the Infidels, from Hank Mobley's 1957 Blue Note album Hank:
Philly Joe is just so high-classic bebop that it took me a long time to recognize that I could differentiate his playing from other bop drumming, and his thing is still kind of difficult for me to define. He's certainly rudimentally-oriented. The triplets here are likely played as singles [Note: Or not! see the comments... -tb]— the first run is three beats long, and the second one 3+3 beats long, which might get you thinking it's a good idea to get really fluent with playing triplets specifically in three-beat groups. That first triplet run is actually an 11-stroke roll, played as singles, and, including the fp pickup, will start and end with the same hand. It will take a little bit of practice to end the run of singles with a stick shot, which is played by pressing one stick into the head, and hitting it with the other stick.