Monthly Archives: October 2015

Meet Don Lamond: Studio Man Supreme (1958)

SKF NOTE: From the March 20, 1958 Down Beat. Interview by Editor Don DeMichael. There may be other Don Lamond interviews, but I can’t remember seeing any. This piece cites interesting history. I knew Lamond played in Woody Herman‘s band. I … Continue reading

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Remembering Chico Hamilton

SKF NOTE: As with many other drummers, I was hooked on Chico Hamilton‘s playing from the moment I heard him with the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet on Walking Shoes. The pianoless quartet used swinging, methodical arrangements. Chico’s drumming, both accompaniment and … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen Photo Update: October 2015

SKF NOTE: The Blue Wisp Big Band just posted 20-plus new photos on the band’s Facebook page. Here’s a nice one of John Von Ohlen and the rest of the rhythm section. For an answer to why Von Ohlen has … Continue reading

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Steve Jordan: Listen to Every Type of Music

SKF NOTE: Steve Jordan was 21-years old at the time of this interview. [Steve] Jordan‘s advice for young drummers: “The best thing is to be wide open, totally objective. Listen to every type of music. In other words, when you … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich: Still Leaves Me Breathless

[Buddy] Rich’s solo is as exciting now as it has been for the last three decades. His rolls between tom-toms and bass still sound like thunder; his licks are still the cleanest and fastest in the world. I know every … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne: Portrait of a Jazz Success

SKF NOTE: One of my favorite drummers. Shelly shares some interesting opinions in this 1962 interview with Down Beat Associate Editor John Tynan. For example: The real way to find out how a man plays is to find out the feelings … Continue reading

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Allison Gulley on Drumming: I Believe That God Put It There

http://www.dothaneagle.com Drummer Allison Gulley credits faith and family as basis for pursuing career Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Ebony Davis, Business Reporter Gulley, who grew up in Mobile, said she started playing drums at age five after watching her two … Continue reading

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