In this lesson series,
Vic Firth Artist Ian Froman shares
a few of the fundamental concepts of contemporary jazz
drumming – from the basics of learning to vary the
ride cymbal pattern to beat displacement in comping
voices. Coming from a background of study with Elvin
Jones, Ian Froman blends the complexity of conceptional
teaching techniques with the foundations of creating
a great sound in groove in the idiom of jazz drumming.
Froman is a faculty
member at Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective,
New School University and City College of New York.
Ian lives in New York City, where he has performed
and recorded with many of the city’s top artists.
His extensive touring in North America, Europe, and
Asia has included club, concert, and festival appearances,
as well as television and radio broadcasts with such
artists as: John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael
Brecker, Gary Burton, Marc Copland, Garry Dial, Mathew
Garrison, George Garzone, Larry Goldings and Kenny
Wheeler, just to name a few.
Ian's range of his work
can be appreciated by listening to his contributions
to Rick Margitza’s
Heart of Hearts, Sheryl Bailey’s Power
of 3 CD’s,
Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet CD’s, The Mike
Murley/David Braid Quartet, Laszlo Gardony’s
The Secret, Manu Pekar’s Passages, Ahmad Mansour’s
Penumbra, Episode, Oxiana and