Narada wrote this tune. Wilbur Bascomb’s bass playing will break your neck.

(If you want to hear Wilbur and Purdie lock up, check out Hair: Original Soundtrack Recording)

This particular pattern only happens during the drum intro.

Graphically, it’s one of the more symmetrical patterns. However, when playing it, rather than thinking about the symmetry or the clever dialog between kick and snare, you should imagine an overweight Daffy Duck grumbling his way into a strip club.

This imagery has helped a lot of my students nail the swing of this groove.

Narada Michael Walden