Monthly Archives: July 2016

Jason Bonham’s 1988 Promo Cassette Sampler

SKF NOTE: A couple of people have written me asking if I am still in possession of this or thatĀ audio cassette and/or magazine. Yesterday, while searching through boxes for other items, I found this sampler cassette of Jason Bonham’s 1988 … Continue reading

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Bill Bruford: Technique? Texture and Sound Were Much More Important

SKF NOTE: More words for drummers to live by from drum pioneer Bill Bruford. Art Lange: You’ve stated elsewhere that [Jamie] Muir influenced you a lot. How, specifically? Bill Bruford: Specifically that drumming wasn’t all about thumbing through glossy magazines … Continue reading

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Max Roach: Rise of the 18″ Bass Drum Legend

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The opportunity to meet Max Roach and interview him for a Modern Drummer cover story was a dream come true. Max had … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke: Music Comes From the Heart

Art Taylor: How important do you feel technique is for playing the drums? Kenny Clarke: I think any musician needs just enough technique to express himself; I don’t think he should go beyond that. It becomes meaningless if it goes … Continue reading

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Jimmy Webb: I Didn’t Have Any Kind of a Gift

SKF NOTE: This story is from the full typed transcript of my interview with Jimmy Webb somewhere between 1980-83. I edited the interview for a short piece in Mix magazine, which the magazine editors, unfortunately, edited again, changing the entire … Continue reading

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