1. The Ritual by Alan Dawson [see John Ramsay's book The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary]. With a metronome on the floor tom. Played soft enough so you can hear the click, with the bossa nova pattern in your feet.
2. Creative Coordination [Copeland's book, highly recommended] played with a metronome.
3. Wilcoxon Book with bass drum feathered quarter notes, HH two and four.
4. Play appropriate exercises in his book with Miles Davis Quintet— Coltrane, Red Garland, Philly Joe, Paul Chambers.
5. Play with that album and play all the comps that Red Garland played with your left hand.
6. He made me sing Oleo while playing time then I had to solo over it and keep the form. Had to do that with a bunch of tunes. If I didn't cut it he was like “hey man you gotta learn those tunes.” He was sweetheart but came down on me in a nice way like... this is the shit and all the good players do it...
8. He loved the Philly Joe Jones brush book and he made photo copies and we used that as well.
Thanks to Tom Killian for sharing this.