Elvin Jones Drum Clinic Video 1984

Maybe this is old news to some of you, but I recently stumbled across a huge archive at the University of North Texas Libraries and found a couple of hours of footage from April of 1984 when Elvin Jones was there giving a seminar. I’m still in shock that I didn’t know this existed until today.

I’m looking forward to exploring this resource to see what other gems have been archived. Enjoy!

Max Roach Drum Clinic and Masterclass

I recorded this drum clinic on February 21, 1991 when Max Roach was at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. It was recorded on a cheap cassette tape recorder. Please forgive the imperfections.

Thanks to my friend Mike who cleaned up the file after I digitized it. He saved this recording from being almost unlistenable and I’m very grateful.

I hope some of you enjoy this recording. There are some great stories and bits of wisdom from Max Roach.

Below is a transcript. Please contact me if you can fill in any of the missing names/words or if you find errors.

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