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Wynton Marsalis ‘Delfeayo’s Dilemma’ – Lead Sheet

wyntonmarsalis-2c43a0b83dfa9f60043495afc397f6cee42e368c-s6-c30Here’s a drum chart for the Wynton Marsalis classic ‘Delfeayo’s Dilemma’ from his album Black Codes (From The Underground). I first came across this tune on Kenny Garret’s Triology album before tracking down the Marsalis original. It’s a 28 bar structure with a 4/4 meter, but be aware of the single bar of 3/4 thrown in late in the cycle. Notice how drummer Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts plays ‘off’ the main melody line to provide rhythmic interest. Also, at the beginning of the second time through the head (0:27) Watts plays a 3 over 4 swing pattern to give the illusion that the tempo has temporarily slowed.

 

Delfeayo's Dilemma Chart - Full Score

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Ambrose Akinmusire ‘With Love’ – Lead Sheet

Here’s a drum chart for the beautiful track ‘With Love’ from the Ambrose Akinmusire album When The Heart Emerges Glistening. It’s based around a 3/4 feel played with straight 16th notes (although drummer Justin Brown throws in lots of busy triplet phrases for added intensity).

After an 8 bar and 7 bar section at the beginning it settles into an A A B structure:

A (1st time)  : 7 Bars of 3/4
A (2nd time): 6 Bars of 3/4, 2 bars of 4/4
B                   : 7 Bars of 3/4

With Love - Full Score

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