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Old 06-11-2018, 06:33 PM
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Default Vernel Fournier- Poinciana drum demo

I found this YT video and it was excellent.

Poinciana by Ahmad Jamal, a favorite jazz tune of mine, is one of those compositions I couldn't quite grok the entire drum groove through listening alone.

(Had the same experience with the Cissy Strut by The Meters, but YT had a video demo'ing that drum groove, with some notations, which really helped clarify).

This YT channel/drummer uploaded this video to demonstrate very clearly, both in playing and notation superimposed, what Vernel was playing throughout the song. The keys to a little kingdom for me.

Fairly simple, but a classy groove that does require some 4 limb interdependence coordination.

You'll love this video if you like Jamal's music, this song, and Vernel's playing.


Edit - just found a 2nd YT demo, this one without any instruction or notation (if you read the first is easier to see exactly what the hands/feet do).
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier- Poinciana drum demo

One of my favorite tunes as well. That beat is technically simpler than I thought it would be, but you could probably spend years getting the "groove" just right on it. Very cool video!
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier- Poinciana drum demo


Vernel Fournier has been an enormous inspiration for my entire life

thank you for sharing this
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: Vernel Fournier- Poinciana drum demo

VERY nice piece and playing. Your basset hound likes it too.
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