Download Toontrack Basic Jazz MIDI

Toontrack Basic Jazz MIDI


Basic Jazz MIDI comes with eight and sixteen bar variations of fundamental swing comping patterns in 3/4 and 4/4 time, all categorized by increasing intensity and complexity. It was performed by Toontrack's Norman Garschke, a traditionally trained drummer with a masters degree in jazz performance from the Conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam.

"To me, jazz drums is about composing in real-time, about staying in the moment and letting yourself go. I think the best term to describe it is 'instant composition'. The idea behind this collection was to capture just that – variations of rhythmical comping ideas and melodies a jazz drummer would play to accompany a band" says Norman Garschke


  • Approx. 500 individually played drum comping variations
  • Performed by Norman Garschke
  • 3/4 and 4/4 swing patterns in 8 & 16 bar Sections
  • Ride cymbal variations, snare drum/bass
  • Drum comping ideas and tom variations 4/4 walking-time and ”playing in two”

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