Monday, September 2, 2013

Seven Videos Of Drum Solos By African American Drummers

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

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:

Example #7: Papa Jo Jones drum solo

andrebateriamachado, Uploaded on Jul 17, 2011

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Thanks to the musicians who are showcased in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos.

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