In this information-packed DVD, master jazz drummer and clinician Peter Magadini reveals the essential ingredients of jazz drumming. Inspirational live performances, concise explanations, demonstrations and exercises provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary jazz drumming styles and techniques, including: playing the jazz ride cymbal, playing with a "two" feel, the ride cymbal and independence, jazz form and structure, Latin and Latin jazz patterns, including Samba, Cascara and more, techniques for improvising on the drumset, playing fours and eights, how to trade solos with the band, brush technique, interpreting drum charts in all styles, jazz-rock fusion, and more. Includes a booklet with notated examples of the exercises and patterns on the DVD, with extra details of on-screen demonstrations. Running time: 1 hr, 12 min. ©2006, DVD.