Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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Miles Davis: Music Changes Because of the Times and Technology

SKF NOTE: This is one of my favorite Miles Davis insights. Especially his use of car crash sounds to explain how sounds change with the times and technology. Very, very insightful. A lot of people ask me where music is … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish & Paul T. Riddle Interview: Artimus Pyle

SKF NOTE: I don’t have much to add to my written introduction to Artimus Pyle‘s Modern Drummer interview in April 1983. Paul T. Riddle as co-interviewer was great. His friendship and history with Artimus were invaluable. I’m sure Paul’s presence helped … Continue reading

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Monk, Coltrane with Shadow Wilson at Carnegie Hall: Only $5

SKF NOTE: A beautiful recording of jazz masters playing beautiful music. Shadow Wilson on drums. On sale at in MP3 format for only $5.00. Limited time offer.

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Gene Krupa Looks at Today’s Drummers (1958)

SKF NOTE: One more insightful, brief Down Beat interview. This one by the magazine’s East Coast Editor Dom Cerulli with Gene Krupa for the March 20, 1958 issue. In my lifetime I acquired two large stacks of old Down Beat … Continue reading

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Steve Gadd Alive!: St. Thomas

SKF NOTE: For Steve Gadd fans, this is a 1972 Down Beat record review of Chuck Mangione’s Alive! album. Not available in MP3 (Rats!). But this is some great Steve Gadd, in concert on a four-piece Gretsch drumset. Check out … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: Looking at this interview last night for the first time in probably 30 years, I am surprised to see Gary Chester’s feature interview fourth in line in the April 1983 Modern Drummer, behind Jack DeJohnette, Artimus Pyle, and The … Continue reading

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