SKF NOTE: In 1994, my friend and former Modern Drummer colleague, Rick Mattingly, was on staff at the Percussive Arts Society’s magazine, Percussive Notes. Rick asked if I would expand on and take a slightly different tack on a subject I touched on in a five-part series I wrote for Modern Drummer called History of Rock Drumming.
I gladly accepted Rick’s assignment. The resulting article was published in two Percussive Notes as Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 1 and Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 2. Here’s Part 1. I will post Part 2 soon.
HINT: If you click on the photos below they will expand into full size pages.