Almost Jazz Standards Volume 1 – Drumless Tracks


Above are sample versions of each song.


Almost Jazz Standards

This is first volume in a series of Jazz Standards arranged specifically for your drum practice.  These drumless tracks were recorded by two of the top Jazz musicians in Japan.  They give you opportunities to improve your trading fours and eights, soloing, time, feel and Jazz comping.

Pianist, composer and Jazz educator Dr. Phillip Strange, arranged many of these Jazz Standards.  The chords are the same but the melodies are changed.  That’s why I call these “Almost” Jazz Standards.  You get the feeling of the original song but with a special twist uniquely created for this series.

Brushes Mastery Course Jazz Standards

The audio of these tracks comes from the practice videos for my Brushes Mastery Course.  In the Brushes Mastery Course, you can play along with these amazing tracks while also watching video of the incredible artistry of Phillip Strange and Tetsuro Aratama on acoustic bass.

Jazz Standards drum notation/drum charts

Reading drum charts (drum notation) is one of the most important skills you need to be a successful working drummer.  All of these drumless tracks have drum charts too. Be sure and get those to take your musicianship to the next level.

Almost Jazz Standards Volumes 2 and 3

Purchase Volumes 2 and 3 to get an even wider variety of styles and playing situations. Brazilian Partito Alto/Samba, Bossa Nova, 4/4 Swing, 3/4 Swing, 5/4 Swing, Pop, Jazz Ballad, Straight Eights, New Orleans Second Line, 12/8 Blues, Baião, Calypso-Soca and Fast Swing are included in Volumes 1-3.

Included in Almost Jazz Standards Volume 1

  • BELLMONT AVENUE – If I Were A Bell – (5:48)
  • CONTEMPLATION – Confirmation – (8:29)
  • INSENSITIVITY – How Insensitive – (9:10)
  • MOODY – I’m In The Mood For Love – (9:36)
  • TOOTS IT! – TAKE 1 – Bluesette – (7:37)
  • TOOTS IT! – TAKE 2 – Bluesette – (6:09)

All tracks are 192kbps high-quality MP3’s.

Download choices

Download options for these songs include:

  • 1 ZIP file totaling 67.4 MB.
  • 6 individual files totaling 67.8 MB.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you have the option to download each of the files individually to your cloud data storage (DropBox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, One Drive, etc…).  Once downloaded, you can play them from there on your device.

Note: Every drumless track collection has unique songs. No songs are shared in multiple collections.

After your payment is processed you will be directed to the download page and will also receive an email with the download links.

Other options and resources

A collection of rearranged Jazz Standards for drum practice.

Volume 2 of this collection of rearranged Jazz Standards for drum practice.

Volume 3 of this collection of rearranged Jazz Standards for drum practice.

Volume 3 of this collection of rearranged Jazz Standards for drum practice.


Play with the video versions of these drumless tracks in the Brushes Mastery Course

Play with the piano and bass in the video versions of these Jazz Standards in the Brushes Mastery Course.

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