Thursday, February 01, 2018

Groove o' the day: Bernard Purdie Bossa

Hey, this is kind of a hip variation on the stock Bossa Nova groove everyone plays— played by Bernard Purdie on his Soul Drums record, on the tune Soul Bossa Nova. From the intro:

He also does this surdo-like rhythm on the intro and for much of the body of the tune:

I've written a couple of other pages for opening up some possibilities with the bass drum when Brazilian styles— check them out. There's no reason to be locked into that usual ostinato our entire lives.

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