Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases seven videos of snare drum solos by highly talented & highly skilled African American drummers. This is only a sample of videos available on YouTube of great African American drummers.
The content of this post is presented for historical, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
(These videos are presented in chronological order with the oldest dated video given first.)
Example #1: Roy Haynes Drum Solo 1973
fandango5 Uploaded on Apr 7, 2007
didit n didit n didit n didit n didit.....
Example #2: The Fantastic Max Roach: Drum Solo 1
jazzart1, Uploaded on Jan 2, 2008
Example #3: Jack DeJohnette - drum solo - Modern Drummer Festival 1997
brodestar93, Uploaded on Jan 7, 2009
Jack DeJohnette performs an amazing drum solo on a four piece kit.
Example #4: Art Blakey Drum Solo 1965
Thegrassyknollvids, Uploaded on Aug 28, 2009
This video is from an excellent collection of Drum Solos released by Hudson Music. Check it out at www.hudsonmusic.com
Example #5: QuestLove Drum Solo Live at Toronto Jazz Festival
Jason Scozzari, Uploaded on Jul 11, 2010
the man is incredible!
Example #6: Elvin Jones drum solo (1968)
adrianwaj, Uploaded on Mar 26, 2011
Elvin Jones Trio
Jazz Omkring Midnat
Denmark TV 1968
Elvin Jones: Drums
Joe Farrel: Sax, Flute
Jimmy Garrison: Bass
full vid: http://video.google.com/videoplay?doc
Example #7: Papa Jo Jones drum solo
andrebateriamachado, Uploaded on Jul 17, 2011
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100122093829AADgN2I List a at least 5 black drummers?
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