VIDEO LESSON! Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills, Part 2: Orchestrating Accent Patterns
This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.
Jazz Drummer’s Workshop
Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills
Part 2: Orchestrating Accent Patterns
by John Xepoleas
Welcome to our second lesson covering triplet fills based on the playing of jazz great Elvin Jones, who made a huge impact on drumming as part of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane’s quartet in the 1960s. The goal with this series is to show you how to construct high-energy fills like those Elvin played, in an effort to take your drumming to a new level. I’ll teach you his sticking patterns and then show you how apply them to the drumset. Check out a video demo of the exercises contained in the article below.