Monthly Archives: April 2016

Drummer Photos: A Source of Wonder and Learning

SKF NOTE: Pre-internet, vinyl album liner notes and photographs were a valued source of information. That was especially true of jazz albums. Liner notes were almost always written by wonderful, authoritative people like Nat Hentoff, Leonard Feather, and Ralph J. … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop: How to Play Louder Without Hurting Yourself

SKF NOTE: A segment from the full transcript of my Frankie Dunlop interviews. The back story on the interview is posted here. Scott K Fish: How can drummers learn to play louder without hurting themselves physically? Frankie Dunlop: Well, I … Continue reading

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Alan White: As Long as Everybody Enjoys Playing Together

Yes show will be full of Drama says drummer Alan White ahead of date at Manchester Apollo by John Anson DRUMMER Alan White admits that he and fellow members of…Yes have had their work cut out for the UK tour…. … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland MD Interview 1984

SKF NOTE: I rediscovered my Keith Copeland interview transcript in July 2015. Keith and I spoke over dinner at a Centre Island, NY restaurant. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview came to pass. But … Continue reading

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Taking Coltrane’s Jazz Listening Test in 7/8

SKF NOTE: When I want to practice John Coltrane’s method of listening to jazz records; when I want to test my ear and my ability to keep time, I often turn to the song Siete Ocho from Andrew Hill’s Judgment! … Continue reading

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