Monthly Archives: June 2014

The First Time I Heard Elvin Jones

SKF NOTE: I first heard Elvin Jones on John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass album – also my intro to Coltrane – when I was about 16 years old. I bought a cut-out monaural copy of that LP in a Huntington, NY drug … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis to Steve Gadd: You’re a Drag

Around 1976, Mel Lewis told me of the time he first met Steve Gadd. In 1976 Steve Gadd was really starting to grab the attention of musicians everywhere – especially drummers. I first heard Steve Gadd in 1974 on Bob … Continue reading

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