This video is a big band Jazz chart for drums from Tom Morgan’s Jazz Drummers Reading Workbook.
This is a great big band chart with easy figures that you can get with a little practice. Make up simple fills to play like I did, as playing more intricate fills will work against you in terms of feel. Remember, it’s not all about the drummer. We have to blend in nicely and not try to overshadow the other players. We are there to support and drive the band. The most important thing is the swing feel. Add some comping notes on the snare as well to give your Jazz groove a bit more rhythm.