This video is the final piece of the puzzle in Andrew Wasson’s Masterclass series on how to play over a typical jazz tune. The first two parts dealing with guitar he goes over form, chord changes and the road map of the tune. In part three, bassist Steve Silver talks about the bass’ role in the jazz tune.
When it came time for me to add my take on the drum part, I wanted to be a little different. I didn’t want to talk about how to read a chart, how to interpret melody lines and set up shots. I wanted it to be a little more conceptual. I decided to go the route of groove and feel concepts. How to develop your note placement and work on your pulse. Diving a little into dynamics and interesting ways to modify your cymbal sounds for certain situations using MoonGel and another unconventional method you’re going to need to watch the video to find out about!
Have fun and enjoy!