Juilliard Jazz Drummer Hears & Plays Nirvana For The First Time, Figuring Out the Drum Parts in Real Time

What hap­pens when Ulysses Owens Jr–a Jazz musi­cian and jazz edu­ca­tor at Juil­liard–hears Nir­vana’s “In Bloom” for the first time (minus the drum parts), and then attempts to drum along? What is he lis­ten­ing for? How does he imme­di­ate­ly craft an appro­pri­ate drum part? And how does it com­pare to Dave Grohl’s orig­i­nal? Watch above, and you can see how it unfolds…

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