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In this information-packed DVD, master jazz drummer and clinician Peter Magadini reveals the essential ingredients of jazz drumming. Inspirational live performances, concise explanations, demonstrations and exercises provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary jazz drumming styles and techniques, including: playing the jazz ride cymbal • playing with a “two” feel • the ride cymbal and independence • jazz form and structure • Latin and Latin jazz patterns, including Samba, Cascara and more • techniques for improvising on the drumset • playing fours and eights • how to trade solos with the band • brush technique • interpreting drum charts in all styles • jazz-rock fusion • and more. Includes a booklet with notated examples of the exercises and patterns on the DVD, with extra details of on-screen demonstrations. Running time: 1 hr, 12 min.





"Live At Yoshies"
© Helene Dallaire



Pete Magadini...
Peter Magadini has led a busy life. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1942, he played his first drums at age six. The family later relocated to Phoenix, where his parents brought him to a Duke Ellington concert when he was fifteen. It was then that he decided to get a drum set. While attending the San Francisco Conservatory, Magadini worked with such luminaries as George Duke, Al Jarreau and John Heard before later going on tour for a year with Diana Ross.

Since then, he has worked with Don Menza, Mose Allison, Don Ellis, Sonny Stitt, Barney Kessel, The Toronto Symphony and many others.

He has recorded for the Motown, A&M, Sackville, Timeless and Briko labels. Magadini is also a respected teacher and author of several acclaimed books.

In addition Peter has several recordings released internationally. These include: The Pete Magadini Quintet "Night Dreamers" on Timeless Records (Holland), the award winning CD "Bones Blues" with Don Menza, Wray Downes and Dave Young and Don Menza-Pete Magadini "Live at Claudio's" both released on Sackville Records (Toronto).

Peter is also an educator and the author of several popular well known volumes including "Musicians Guide to Polyrhythms" (voted number six on Modern Jazz Drummer Magazine's list of the 25 greatest books of all time) - Hal Leonard Publishing.

Mr. Magadini holds degrees from both the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM) and the University of Toronto (MM), and includes among his teachers, drummers Don Bothwell and Roy Burns, N.Y. Philharmonic Timpanist, Roland Kohloff and North Indian tabla master Mahapurush Misra. Peter has taught drums at Concordia University and McGill University.

He currently resides in Marin County, California, just north of San Francisco.
Source: jazzcanadiana.on.ca/_MAGADINI.htm










"The drum solo from Samba de Rollins is based on 3 half note triplets over each 4/4 bar. Therefore, the hi hat plays a continuous 4/4 while they rest of the solo is in a sub-divided 3 over that 4/4 hi hat ostinato .
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performed with:

Don Menza
John Handy
Diana Ross
George Duke
Al Jarreau
Mose Allison
Buddy DeFranco
Joe Sealy
Bobby Gentry
Stepahn Grapelli
Yehudi Menuhin
Michel Legrand
George Coleman
Dave Turner
Andre White
Sonny Stitt
Chet Baker
Brian Bromberg
Peter Appleyard
Mario Guinari
Don Ellis
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vincent
John Heard
Buddy Tate

...and many more









































Dave Weckl - Manu Katche - Paul DeLong - Pete Magadini





thanks - Brazil 1995










Roy Haynes - Pete Magadini - NAMM Yamaha Booth 2005



...from Pete Magadini

That is really a who's who of drummers and categories. You did a great job with that. Thanks for the great web-site.
Pete Magadini