Ian Wallace Transcription


Junior Member
Hey Drummers,

Shaun here.. recently came across an awesome band called The Crimson Jazz trio, they do jazz arrangements of King Crimson songs and the drummer Ian Wallace was a really killer player. I'm trying to transcribe his drum parts but It's pretty tricky stuff.. stuck on how to transcribe the second bar already. Any help would be appreciated! :)

Check out the song below:


The way i hear it is: a bar of 4/4. 2 bars of 7/8 (I'm counting 1&2&3&4, 1&2&3&4), then back to 4/4, 2x 7/8, 4/4, 2x 7/8 and then a bar of 5/8. etc until the chorus which is in 4/4

So below is my interpretation of the intro lick:


Any help after that would be awesome :p
- Shaun