Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chick Corea on Evolution of the ‘Friends’ Album

Chick Corea: The evolution of that album [Friends] is simple. It felt so good playing with Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd, and Joe Farrell on The Mad Hatter that I suggested we do something together — not elaborate, no arrangments. It … Continue reading

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Tony Williams ‘Down Beat’ Interview: 1970

SKF NOTE: A “unique” 1970 Tony Williams interview from Pat Cox, indeed. I’m unable to find this interview online. I do see it cited online in books. Also, I’m including the full-page ads from Tony’s record company and Gretsch drums … Continue reading

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Wanted: Back Story to this Tony Williams Drumset

SKF NOTE: My Kingdom for the first person who can tell us the back story to Tony Williams’s drumset in this photo. The photo was posted by Bruce Ditmas on Facebook. Bruce credits it to Norbert Brycht. Thank you everyone.

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Scott K Fish Interview: Jim Gordon

SKF NOTE: When Jim Keltner called me at Modern Drummer to ask if we would be interested in interviewing his friend, Jim Gordon, the answer was an unequivocal yes. It was a time when we MD Editors felt, to an extent, … Continue reading

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Billy Cobham Obscure Endorsement Ads 1972, 1976

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Newspaper Music Survey Neglects Jazz, Latin, and Classical Music?

SKF NOTE: The Chicago Daily-Herald asks non-subscribers to take a reader survey in order to read an online a news report on the closing of a renowned store called The Drum Pad. Fair enough. But whatever the Daily-Herald intends for … Continue reading

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Lee Young: The Reason Motown Got Away with Something Like That

SKF NOTE: I recently found, and started posting here, transcripts of short phone interviews I did in the early 1980’s while gathering data for my five-part Modern Drummer series, The History of Rock Drumming. It may be hard to believe … Continue reading

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