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52 Licks, Week 47: Eric Harland Muted Snare Phrase

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Week 47 of a series I’m calling “52 Licks.” 1 new jazz phrase for each week.

Another great solo out of the “Magnificent 7” book! Eric Harland plays so many great phrases in this cut, but i singled one out that had some Harland-esque qualities.

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52 Licks, Week 46: Inverted Swiss Army Fill

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Week 46 of a series I’m calling “52 Licks.” 1 new jazz phrase for each week.

This phrase is a rudiment-based phrase I like to use on shuffles and other medium tempos. Pretty simple, and easy to drop in.

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52 Licks, Week 45: Eric Harland Triplet Phrase

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Week 45 of a series I’m calling “52 Licks.” 1 new jazz phrase each week.

This week we look at Eric Harland’s triplet phrase from McCoy Tyner’s “Back Bay Blues” off of “Land of Giants.” It’s based on the 6 stroke roll and has some cool possibilities once you break down each piece.

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52 Licks, Week 44: Brian Blade Bebop Lick

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Week 44 of a series I’m calling “52 Licks.” 1 new jazz phrase each week.

As I started work on the next solo out of “the Magnificent 7” book by Dusan Milenkovic, I found a 3 bar phrase from Brian Blade that features some stock bebop language, mixed with some orginal Brian Blade language.

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52 Licks, Week 30: Elvin Jones Brush Lick

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52 Licks, Week 29: Steve Gadd Brush Lick

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52 Licks, Week 28: Vernel Fournier Brush Lick

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52 Licks, Week 27: Ben Riley Brush Lick

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52 Licks, Week 26: Max Roach Uptempo Phrase

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52 Licks, Week 25: Jimmy Cobb Uptempo Phrase

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52 Licks, Week 24: Eric Harland Uptempo Phrase

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I love this phrase because it’s dripping with groove and it’s not your typical fast phrase where we rely on a certain sticking or rudiment to get us by.

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52 Licks, Week 23: Louis Hayes Lick

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This week I lifted a phrase from Louis Hayes. In my opinion, a drummer who deserves much more recognition. This is from “Bohemia After Dark” off of “the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco.”

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52 Licks, Week 22: Greg Hutchinson Brush Lick

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So tasty, and hip. It’s a triplet phrase that – when phrased properly – is a “go to” phrase with the brushes.

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52 Licks, Week 21: Papa Jo Jones Lick

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Yeah, everyone says that Papa Jo is the forefather of swing, yada yada yada. But have you really gone back and checked him out??

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52 Licks, Week 20: Original Uptempo Phrase

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I’ve had several requests for a phrase of my own, so here’s one that I can show you on my practice pad.

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52 Licks, Week 19: Art Blakey Lick (via Ari Hoenig)

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52 Licks, Week 18: Lewis Nash Lick

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52 Licks, Week 17: Tony Williams Lick

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This is a lick Tony plays on “Walkin'” off of Miles Davis’s “1964 Concert.”

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52 Licks, Week 16: Kendrick Scott Lick

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This is my favorite Kendrick Scott lick – off of “You Do Something To Me” from Lage Lund’s “Early Songs.”

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52 Licks, Week 14: Jimmy Cobb

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Week 14 of a series I’m calling “52 Licks.” 1 new jazz phrase each week.

This week’s phrase comes to you via Jimmy Cobb.

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