Just a little more than 3 years ago, with the inspirational help of my former student/good friend Troy Dares, I began to document my idea(s) of how I build a beat. Simply the concept of this book is how to groove. Excluding why I move/dance while performing, it is my introspection on the “ins” and “out” of how to build a beat, make it solid and most importantly make it groove. I continue to share this philosophy with my Berklee students. Whether the music is traditional Jazz or contemporary, for me, its all about the groove… Enjoy!