Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bob James (1978): Jazz-Rock Communicates to a Wider Audience

Bob James: [W]hat really has happened is musicians from all different styles and eras have started cross pollinating and the two majors that I’m involved with – rock and jazz – have developed a series of musicians who have their … Continue reading

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Chick Corea: Communication In Performance vs On Record

Chick Corea: One thing I’ve been working out recently is the difference between my communication in performance and my communication on record. The communication line in a performance is so simple. It goes from the stage to the audience and … Continue reading

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A. Zildjian Hall of Fame in 1971

SKF NOTE: A. Zildjian Hall of Famers in 1971

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Ed Mendel: Creating Drums From Ancient Sunken Timber

The Gainesville Sun – Business Profile Marching to the beat of a different drum Ed Mendel creates drums from timber recovered from local rivers By Carl McKinney, Correspondent, Sunday, 12/21/14 Ed Mendel started building drum kits when his business building houses slowed … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: Drumming is About Communication

http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview) Written by: Marshall Ward – December 2014 RCM: What motivates you to write? NP: The desire to share. And I love the tools of writing. I’ll draw a drumming comparison there, drumming … Continue reading

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My Drum Lesson with Max Collie & the Rhythm Aces

I lived in Davenport, Iowa from 1971-73, earning a living drumming and singing with the Millard Cowan Trio, first at the Holiday Inn in Bettendorf, Iowa, and later, at Millard’s own Davenport club, The Steamboat Lounge. Davenport hosts the annual … Continue reading

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Joe Morello on Buddy Rich: Pt 4

SKF NOTE: Revisiting the transcript of my early 1980’s interview with Joe Morello today. Five or six times Joe Morello said some things about Buddy Rich which were new to me. I also found Joe’s remarks instructive and/or funny. I … Continue reading

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