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Here you will find all sorts of information about jazz drumming;
Drum transcriptions from the masters, Interesting youtube videos, Rare interviews and recordings, Lessons and practice tools, Rudiments to study, Recommended jazz listening,
One of my all-time favorite drummers that is too often overlooked, Pete La Roca. This a clip from the Jazz Icons series, which features some great footage of this band in Europe, featuring Jim Hall on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass.
I have always loved Pete La Roca's swing feel. It is forceful, but also has a lightness and groove to it. In his soloing check out the timbre he gets from digging the stick into the drum and muting it (around the 2:00 mark). The entire concert is on youtube so check out the rest of tunes!
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You can find some of Art Farmer's compositions here: