In this special edition podcast, Nick Ruffini from Drummer’s Resource checks in with legendary drummer and educator Ed Soph. Currently a Professor of the Jazz Studies and Performance at the University of North Texas, Ed goes into detail about what he teaches drummers to get themselves to the next level musically and professionally.
Resources, references and links featured in the podcast.
Ed Soph playing some great jazz drums. Check out the “trades,” which start at about 2:50.
Here’s Ed with the Woody Herman big band in 1973, playing John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” from the album of the same name. The time kicks in at 0:16, and it is BURNING!
Here’s a great quick tip from Ed about developing an uptempo jazz ride pattern.
Here’s another quick tip from Ed about how to develop dynamic control on the bass drum, because “not every style of music is loud.” Makes sense!