Endorsed by Peter Erskine, Horacio Hernandez, Mark Walker
Over 100 grooves from ten Caribbean nations, arranged for the drumset. Text in both English and French.
Includes CD with audio examples of each rhythm, plus a video of the author demonstrating 10 of the grooves.
Jean-Philippe is the co-leader of the band Sakésho, featuring Andy Narell, as well as having recorded over 300 CDs with musicians like Kassav, Angélique Kidjo, Le Grand Méchant Zouk, Mario Canonge, Ralph Thamar, Zic Band, Beethova Obas, Edith Lefel, Touré Kunda, Tony Chasseur, Philippe Lavil, and Tania Maria.
The best anthology to date of Caribbean rhythms for today's drummers. While the beats are authentic, there is a freshness with which Jean-Philippe plays and teaches these rhythms. His method takes the mystery out of playing many of these beats for non-Caribbean drummers. The modernity and universality of sound that he brings to this music will ensure its enduring legacy. Bravo!"
— Peter Erskine
I am fascinated by his modern and unique way of swingin' all the Afro-Caribbean rhythms on the kit. This book is a modern treasure for lovers of Caribbean music.”
— Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez
This is the book we've been waiting for. Written by an absolute first-class musician, these grooves are organized, explained and played with passion, knowledge and swing! I look forward to using this book in my labs at Berklee."
— Mark Walker