I haven’t done much by the way of learning drum solos such as those written by Charley Wilcoxon. I started learning Rolling In Rhythm and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. I intend on working my way through the book slowly but surely. I’m not exactly sure what the end result is meant to sound like. There are a few examples on Youtube.
This guy has the speed down, I guess this is how the marching drummer would execute it:
This guy has speed and great feel and fluidity (and cats):
Here’s a post on the Cruise Ship Drummer blog with an excerpt from Modern Drummer about learning this etude with Philly Joe Jones: www.cruiseshipdrummer.com/2012/05/learning-wilcoxon-with-philly-joe.html
Finally, here’s my effort. I want to improve my speed and articulation and learn to play the Samba and Bembe foot ostinatos to go with it: