On March 15, 2011 Danny Gottlieb will release 'The Evolution of Jazz Drumming', a new educational book/dvd package for drummers, available through Hudson Music. The author promises to present the most complete and comprehensive historical analysis of the artists who created and defined modern jazz drumming.
Danny Gottlieb is known himself as a world-renowned jazz drummer with Pat Metheny, Stan Getz, Randy Brecker and others.
He brings to bear his unique expertise as a Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida.
Created as a guide and workbook for the high school, college-level, and professional drummer, 'The Evolution of Jazz Drumming' is designed to be studied based on a typical 16-week college semester. A legendary and influential jazz drummer is studied during each of these weeks.
The 31 jazz drumming legends included are examined with musical analysis including practice exercises in the style of the subject’s drumming, transcriptions of both solo and time playing, and études that examine the work of each artist in unprecedented detail. Each profile also includes a complete biography, personal anecdotes from the author, and dozens of exclusive and rare photos, many of which have never appeared in print before.
Drummers featured in the book include Warren "Baby" Dodds, Sid Catlett, Dave Tough, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Mel Lewis, and many others.
The book includes a dvd of classic video clips of many of the drummers, as well as an mp3 disc with over 300 tracks. Video clips on the dvd are analyzed and transcribed in the text, while the mp3s consist of exercises and études from the book recorded at various speeds that can be looped for analysis and practice.