Alan Dawson was a legendary drummer and educator. His performing credits include work with the top artists in Jazz: Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Quincy Jones, and more. His pupils and other drummers who were influenced by him read like a Who's Who of percussionists: Tony Williams, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta, and many others. This new text and CD combination was put together by John Ramsay, a prominent drummer in his own right and a former student of Dawson's. The book contains all the important techniques and concepts that Alan Dawson embraced in his own playing and subsequently taught to his students. The two CDs include some remastered audio examples from actual lessons taught by Dawson himself over the years. This is a highly comprehensive textbook from a jazz master that every drummer must have in his or her library. ©1998, Book & 2 CDs.