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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Jazz Education, 18 July 2011
This review is from: Art of Bop Drumming (Manhattan Music Publications) (Paperback)
John Riley, as his DVD suggests, is a Master Drummer. His work with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is Grammy award winning, and his university tenure, experience and back catelogue make him an absolute authority on the subject covered in this book.

The book itself is succinct in its presentation, informative, and endlessly mature, providing recommendations for practice methods, essential listening, and a wealth of exercises. The accompanying CD comes with demonstrations and some backing tracks of varying difficulty and styles, from a lazy swing, through a 3/4 waltz, a latin romp, and a 300bpm uptempo blaze.

There's little more to say that would not be repeating what the other reviews have already covered. If you are looking to step into the world of jazz drumming, proper jazz drumming, this book is certainly for you. It comes from a highly recommended source (Mr. Riley himself), is refreshingly mature, and the exercises of increasing complexity will not only embellish and revitalise your playing, but provide you with endless hours of practice material.

Finally, as if it's not good enough already, this book has a follow up called Beyond Bop Drumming, which is also worthy of 5 stars. This means that if you exhaust this book, the sequel is ready to take over.

Highly, highly recommended.
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