[MDEdTop]Jim Payne has performed with Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Michael Brecker, and Dave Liebman, as well as with his own group, the Jim Payne Band. A respected historian of funk and R&B drumming, Payne has authored several classic books on the subject, including Give The Drummers Some: The Great Drummers of R&B, Funk & Soul, Funk Drumming; Advanced Funk Drumming: A Progressive Approach to Modern Drumset Grooves; and 100 Famous Funk Beats. He also wrote Drumming With the Mambo King and Tito Puente: King of Latin Music. Jim currently teaches an online course on R&B and funk drumming for Berklee College of Music. For more info, visit funkydrummer.com.
Here is the first part of an article series based on Jim’s book Advanced Funk Drumming.