Monthly Archives: December 2014

Antonio Sanchez: Always Communicate with the Audience

Birdman cinematographer, Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki: “We had the drum-driven score going, because the drums were like the heartbeat of the character — it helped the actors get in the mood and the camera to get the rhythm.” ===== In Conversation With Jazz … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes on the Power of Music

SKF NOTE: In Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Cardboard Box, it transpires that Sherlock Holmes owns and plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivarius himself. Sherlock Holmes: “Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of … Continue reading

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Discovering Buford Oliver

SKF NOTE: Listening this morning to tenor saxophonist Don Byas‘s CD Riffin’ and Jivin’. Mr. Byas is one of those great musicians I haven’t listened to much. Last night, combing through a large box of my CD’s, I came across … Continue reading

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Herbie Hancock: How I Became Friends with Tony Williams

SKF NOTE: I received a copy of Herbie Hancock’s autobiography, “Possibilities,” for Christmas. It is a great read. Here’s a segment, in Herbie’s own words, on how he first met Tony Williams. Herbie Hancock: Tony had just turned seventeen, but…he … Continue reading

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Ringo Starr’s New Album, Tour

musictimes.com/ Ringo Starr’s New Album is Finished, Beatles Drummer Hints at Spring Tour The drummer was elated when news broke that he would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “It means recognition. And it means, finally, the … Continue reading

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Composer Alec Wilder on Pianist Ellis Larkins

SKF NOTE: I am familiar with composer Alec Wilder and pianist Ellis Larkins. Through the writings of pianist Marian McPartland, and, I think, other sources, I’m also somewhat aware of Mr. Wilder’s command of the English language, and of his … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot by Dave Lifton December 25, 2014 12:00 PM On the chance that Led Zeppelin decide to reunite, the odds are strong that John Bonham‘s drum seat would be occupied by his son, … Continue reading

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