Monthly Archives: October 2015

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 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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Earl Palmer on Motown, New Orleans, Los Angeles

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. As I’ve said before, it may … Continue reading

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