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EP 23 - The Evolution of the Jazz Ride Pattern with Dr. Colleen Clark

Updated: Sep 21, 2019

Dr. Clark wrote her dissertation on the origins of the jazz ride pattern and shares the full amazing history with us! She teaches us about the pioneers who brought the famous pattern to the forefront of jazz music and the variations that made it evolve over time.

Colleen does an amazing job of explaining where things began in 1917 and ended up in 1941 with what we know as the jazz pattern today, but also fills us in on many great stories about our drumming heroes along the way including Tony Sbarbaro, Papa Jo Jones, Zooty Singleton and many more. She is truly a wealth of information and has a passion for drumming that is contagious!

Keep up with Colleen by visiting her website at

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