Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials 1.0
Based on the Groove Essentials poster created by Tommy Igoe and Vic Firth, this DVD presents 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B/Funk to World/Ethnic music.
Drum artist, teacher and author Tommy Igoe, demonstrates each pattern at the drums and also with a rhythm track, featuring some of NY’S top musicians.
Mastering these patterns will greatly expand your knowledge while allowing you to become a more well-rounded player with the confidence to perform in virtually, any musical situation.Styles include 8th-note, 16th-note and half-time Rock; Jazz waltz, shuffle and swing; R&B, Hip-Hop and Funk as well as World music styles, including Second Line, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Samba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bolero, and Tango.
Tommy thoroughly explains each groove breaking each down to it’s basic elements and performing each one with and without a live band rhythm track at two different tempos.
For more than 20 years, Tommy Igoe, has been blazing a trail in the music industry as a sideman, band leader, and educator. His Birdland Big Band is the hottest band in the world’s biggest music market, and Tommy leads the band’s sold out shows with the same passion and energy that has made him one of the world’s top drummers.
Tommy lives and works in New York, but has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as: Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel, Lauryn Hill, Dave Grusin, New York Voices, Patti Austin, Mark Mancina, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and David Wilcox. Recently, he wrote the drum book for Disney’s legendary Broadway musical, The Lion King, integrating the modern day drum set into the heavily-percussive African score.
Tommy’s instructional videos are top-sellers and have gained worldwide acclaim. His latest, Groove Essentials 2.0 (Hudson Music), is a must-have resource for drummers of all ages and playing levels. This product, plus the original Groove Essentials title, feature DVD and play-along versions.
Tommy’s debut CD, “New Ground,” received numerous 4-star reviews from international music magazines. Modern Drummer magazine called it “breathtaking” and “inventive and disarmingly strong.”
More recently, Tommy and the “BBB” have released the CD “Live From New York” CD. This incredible 9-song disc catches the band tearing up a myriad of jazz, funk, and Latin tunes.