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Elvin Jones' creativity in Bye Bye Blackbird drum solo

Download Elvin Jones drum solo pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Elvin Jones, contains the transcription of a drum solo taken from the cd Autumn Leaves, recorded by Elvin Jones with the Great Jazz Trio in 2002.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Elvin Jones drum solo

Elvin Jones was one of the greatest drummers in jazz history.
Born in 1927 from a large family in Pontiac, Michigan, he became a professional player in the 1940's. In his long career Elvin Jones has played, in his unmistikable style, with many of the most famous soloists of all times, from Charlie Parker to Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and many others.
His most well-known involvement is with John Coltrane's Quintet, from 1960 to 1966.
After the Coltrane experience, Elvin Jones played with the Duke Ellington's Orchestra, and then he formed his own band, Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine.
In the drum sheet you'll find his solo taken from Bye Bye Blackbird, from the album "Autumn Leaves" recorded in 2002 by The Great Jazz Trio.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Elvin Jones is a part of the published advanced drum lessons.
The advanced drum lessons are directed to the drummer who has some experience, who knows the percussion instruments, musical theory and basic drum techniques and wishes to improve his knowledge and his skills. In this part of the method for drums you'll find some exercises to improve the techniques you have learnt in the basic lessons, a deeper knowledge about different rhythms, and some studies about style and technique of some great drummers, from past and present times.
Reading the drum sheet music and the transcriptions in some of the following lessons requires a good knowledge of musical writing; even experienced drummers can find something new to learn in these pages.

Topics in the advanced drum lessons and in the online drum lessons' published drum sheet music are: Snare drum studies, Advanced drum beats and Drum solo transcriptions, with transcriptions of drum solos by Michael Bland, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams.