Play-Along Mini Series

The Play-Along Mini Series takes the drummer beyond the written page, presenting an opportunity to study and perform with the World-class Latin Grammy® Award Winning Afro Cuban ensemble, The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band.

The Mini Series includes:

Video performances with multi-camera angles
Detailed tutorials of individual tunes with transcriptions & demonstrations
Original Chart PDFs
Play-Along tracks minus drums

Take advantage of this unique experience to explore challenging and rewarding music recorded and performed by The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band!

Along Came Betty

This chart is a multi-metered Cha Cha Cha with interesting twists and turns, and a great solo section to stretch.

Afro Green with added bonus Spontaneous Combustion

“Afro Green” from the Latin Grammy Award Winning recording Afro Bop Alliance featuring the late, great Dave Samuels and the CJP. This chart is in 6/8 and makes extensive use of moving between the feel in “4” and “6”. “Spontaneous Combustion” – a swingin’ track featuring straight ahead jazz drumming including a big band drumming concept tutorial with Joe McCarthy, includes PDF chart and recording.