HOME AT LAST DRUM BEAT – BERNARD PURDIE – STEELY DAN

Hey Drummers,

Here is a short video blog looking at another classic track. This is the world famous ‘Purdie Shuffle’ supplied by Mr Bernard Purdie for the Steely Dan track ‘Home At Last’. It’s a great rhythm, played by a great (and very charismatic) drummer on an album that is drenched with the rhythms of several top class drummers – The album being Aja.

Watch the video below where I try to deconstruct this pattern and show you my take on it so that it might help you to see what Bernard is doing. Check out the original track and have fun giving it a go.