Monthly Archives: February 2016

Prayers for Ginger Baker: Tour Dates Cancelled

SKF NOTE: Prayers for Ginger Baker. Cream drummer Ginger Baker cancels tour dates due to ‘serious heart problems’ Doctors have insisted that the musician have “complete rest” as a result of his diagnosis Baker confirmed the news on his official … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich’s Secret Solved

SKF NOTE: I cannot remember a time in my life when this Great Music Mystery wasn’t unsolved: How did Buddy Rich become the world’s greatest drummer without taking drum lessons? I grew up, like a million other aspiring drummers, being … Continue reading

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Weckl Describes Simon & Garfunkel Audition 1983

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my 1983 feature length with Dave Weckl that was never published in Modern Drummer. Well, some of the interview was published in MD as a profile of Dave Weckl, but that’s it. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Madison: We Were Like Joe Morello’s Mascots

SKF NOTE: In August of last year I posted The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello. I remembered Jimmy Madison telling that story and I wanted to share it. Yesterday I found the transcript of my interview with Jimmy Madison. … Continue reading

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DeJohnette: Savion Glover is ‘the Coltrane of Tap’

SKF NOTE: Now this show is going to be serious fun. Music Preview: Drummer Jack DeJohnette aligns with tap-dancer Savion Glover February 25, 2016 12:00 AM By Rick Nowlin / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A key component in jazz, if not its … Continue reading

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Bonnie Raitt: ‘By 1987, I’d Had Enough’

SKF NOTE: Bonnie Raitt is one of my longtime favorite musicians. Very much looking forward to hearing her new album, Dig In Deep. Helping to kick off that album, the Wall Street Journal published the backstory to Bonnie Raitt’s hit … Continue reading

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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – All My Yesterdays Mini Documentary

SKF NOTE: More backgrounder on Resonance Records first official release of this historic Thad Jones/Mel Lewis date. — end —

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