How To Play Latin Drum Patterns

Many jazz tunes and charts require the drummer to play different feels within the same chart. A great example would be the tune On Green Dolphin Street where the A sections are a Latin feel and the B sections are swing feel. A great drummer can swiftly change between the two feels. A great way to tie together these different feels is to have a few Latin patterns which have a similar element to the swing pattern. This video demonstrates a basic Latin pattern which utilizes the swing ride pattern.

Now take a look at the drum beats for this great jazz standard.