Drummer Tony Williams is probably my biggest influence. He played differently than most drummers of his time and his signature sound and style are unparalleled to this day. This particular lick is something I’ve seen and heard him do during his long career and I always wanted to learn this. So one day, I actually sat down at the drums and figured it out. You can first mentally hear this phrase as a system of triplets spread over the rack, floor and kick supported by hi hats on the “ands”. Written out, you can see the relationships as you can any chart.
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