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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