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Study Materials

This is a short list of books, CDs, DVDs, etc. that I use and recommend to you for groove study. This list is by no means complete and will grow over time as I add to it. If you have something that you think should be on this list, let me know and I’ll check it out. I’m a fan of buying stuff from Amazon.com. They seem to have everything I’m looking for. All the items listed have a link to where you can buy them. Also, since I’m a drummer, this list will be weighted toward drum materials. In the future, I hope to have a list that has something for every musician that passes through.
UPDATED: 02/14/11

Blue Matter — John Scofield w/ Dennis Chambers
Duets with Bill Stewart — Bill Stewart, Bill Carrothers
Procession — Weather Report
Breakin’ Away — Al Jarreau
Step by Step/Paradox — Steps
The Chick Corea Elektric Band — The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Eye of the Beholder — The Chick Corea Elektric Band
In The Moment — Phillip Strange, Larry Marshall
Quiet — Phillip Strange


Linear Time Playing — Gary Chaffee
The Art of Bop Drumming — John Riley
Beyond Bop Drumming — John Riley
The Jazz Drumming Workshop: Advanced Concepts — John Riley
The Funky Beat — David Garibaldi
Master Studies — Joe Morello
The Big Phat Band Play-along for Drums — Gordon Goodwin

Tommy Igoe Materials
Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands for a Lifetime DVD
Groove Essentials DVD
Groove Essentials Play-along
Groove Essentials Play-along/DVD package
Getting Started on Drums
New Ground CD
The Birdland Big Band — Lew Anderson Tribute Concert CD

Dennis Chambers Materials
In The Pocket Book/CD
In The Pocket DVD
Serious Moves DVD

RTG Transcriptions
Dennis Chambers shuffle  PDF Screen Image
So You Say  PDF Screen image
Molasses Run  PDF Screen image
Notation Guide  PDF Screen image