Jazz Week

So, rather unintentionally, it’s turned into “jazz week” over here at ryangruss.com. Maybe it’s the large supply of ride cymbals I currently possess, or maybe it’s just the warm spring air inspiring me to play something other than Top 40-friendly backbeats. Whatever the case, I keep recording various jazz grooves every time I step into the studio… and like REO Speedwagon once said, “I can’t fight this feeling anymore“.

Loop #62

Tony Williams
Tony Williams

Today’s loop is an eight bar phrase that incorporates a few things that were inspired by the great Tony Williams. No, I didn’t paint my kit canary-yellow and put black dot heads on every drum (though I’ve thought about it). I incorporated Tony’s distinct, hi hat on every beat approach (instead of the more traditional 2 & 4) along with some single stroke rolls and aggressive ride playing.

Preview Here:
[audio:220_tonyish.mp3]

Download the Logic session here. (96MB)

Get the .wav file here.

Get the .rx2 file here.

220 BPM

One thought on “Jazz Week

  1. Make enough jazz loops in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll probably make an album utilizing just your material for drum samples.
    (love it!)

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