Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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Niels Myrner: Funky New Orleans Snare/Bass Drum Solo

SKF NOTE: Musical. Fun to watch. Fun to hear. Thank you, Niels Myrner

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Brian Auger: That Ain’t Miles to Me!

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, Brian Auger‘s statement below caught my eye. I confess I’m not familiar with Brian Auger’s music. Yes, I remember his name while growing up. But I never bought his music. Apparently, neither did any of my circle of musician … Continue reading

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Pat LaBarbera: Buddy Rich Makes Me Want to Play

Pat LaBarbera: I like to play with Buddy because he builds a fire in me. He makes me want to play. When he says that he wants to stretch out a tune, he really plays behind you. A lot of … Continue reading

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