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Victor Lewis - 2 Seventh Avenue Stories

Victor Lewis drum transcription and leadsheet: http://www.jazzleadsheets.com/cart.ph...

Drummer and composer Victor Lewis talks about bringing in his song "Seventh Avenue" to the Woody Shaw band for the first time. Download the groove patterns to see Victor's playing on both the Woody Shaw recording and a recording 20 years more recent with Ingrid Jenson.

Victor Lewis groove patterns and leadsheets:http://www.jazzleadsheets.com/cart.ph...

Victor Lewis talks about naming his song "Seventh Avenue" which became popularized by his many years of work with great trumpeter Woody Shaw. Groove patterns include two recordings of "Seventh Avenue," one 20 years apart from the other. Grooves transcribed directly from the recordings.

Victor Lewis Groove Patterns on "Seventh Avenue"

Download the transcription here:

Drum Transcription:  Two transcriptions of variations on Victor Lewis' "grooves" from two different recordings of his composition "Seventh Avenue"
-- Intro pattern
-- "groove" setup
-- four to six groove variations taken from throughout the song

Description: In talking to Victor Lewis about how best to use these transcriptions, we decided that instead of transcribing his playing throughout the entire head, it would be more important to focus on developing the basic groove, then learning to use it in a musical setting.

These transcriptions are designed as worksheets. Learn each groove pattern one at a time and be able to repeat them. They were taken directly from the recordings because they were some of Victor's most commonly used grooves in those recordings. When you're able to play them correctly, try playing along with the recordings to hear how Victor uses them in the music. It's also interesting to look at the two recordings side by side and notice the similarities and differences. These two recordings were almost 20 years apart.

Check out Victor Lewis as he talks about composing Seventh Avenue and playing it with Woody Shaw the first time on our YouTube Channel.

Philly Joe Jones Drum Transcription: "Got to Take Another Chance"

Another great Philly Joe Jones transcription, this time from his own composition "Got to Take Another Chance."  You can download the transcription here:

Drum Transcription: A six-page in-depth drum transcription of everything Philly Joe Jones plays on his own composition, Got to Take Another Chance.
-- eight-bar drum set-up
-- everything Philly Joe plays through the in head, with the melody shown above
-- first 8 bars of setup into Walter Davis Jr.'s piano solo
-- one chorus (32 bar) unaccompanied drum solo
-- everything Philly Joe plays on the out head, with melody shown above<

Description:  The recording, "Philly Joe's Beat," displays some of Philly Joe's finest work as a bandleader. This is the first transcription of Philly Joe Jones on jazzleadsheets.com where he is featured on his own composition. Many of the legendary drummers recorded often as sidemen, but when it was time to lead their own band in a recording date, they needed to somehow elevate or distinguish their playing. Not by overplaying or playing louder, but by playing like the man in charge. Pay close attention to how Philly Joe sets up the quintet throughout this song. His drum solo features some of his most characteristic stickings and phrases.

In a serendipitous coincidence, "Philly Joe's Beat" was recorded on Victor Lewis' (another master drummer) tenth birthday.