Reply To: Jazz Styles
Recommended listening for drummers:
Art Blakey – Pensativa from his Free for All album
Max Roach – For Big Sid from his Drums Unlimited album
Dave Garibaldi – Soul Vaccination from Tower of Power (one of my faves!)
Have them learn it right. The “teaching music books” are nice but they are really intended for directors to find charts for their bands. Listening to the recordings of the masters is required if you wish to acquire the language. It’s the jazz musicians homework supplemental to practice.