Drummer's Guide to Big Band (Book + CD) - 56 pages; Chart Analysis and Interpretation, Chart Symbols, Jazz Drumming Styles, Band Chord Charts, Play-alongs etc.; Text engl.; CD contains MP3 and Videos
Playing in a big band is one of the most complex and nuanced jobs that a drummer faces. Garey Williams' new book Drummer's Guide to Big Band sets out a highly-organized game plan for tackling the demands of the big band drum chair. In addition to a thorough explanation of charts, grooves, song forms, set-ups, and other figures, the book includes a multimedia disc with both video and audio examples. I look forward to using this book with my own students!