Monthly Archives: August 2016

October Surprise? New Music from Miles’s Second Great Quintet

SKF NOTE: October surprise? New music from Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet. Very good news. — end —

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Blakey: ‘Is There Anything I Can Do to Make You Sound Better?’

“See, I wanted to become a great drummer, but just in the sense of having musicians want to play with me — not to be better than Buddy Rich or to compete with someone. I will not compete that way; … Continue reading

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SKF Interview with Jackie Santos 1983

SKF NOTE: Jackie Santos, according to the latest info I’m finding, is now a Percussion Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also keeping busy in other areas of teaching and performing. Good! I enjoyed my time … Continue reading

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Did Vinnie Ruggiero Create Alan Dawson’s Swiss Rudiment Innovations?

SKF NOTE: In a large manila envelope full of letters and cards I saved from my years at Modern Drummer, I found a handwritten letter from Alan Dawson. Mr. Dawson’s letter is dated August 21, 1981, which is, as I write, … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Mel Lewis Interview 1978

SKF NOTE: In this earlier post I wrote of how pivotal a moment was my meeting and interviewing Mel Lewis. This interview was notable for another reason. It was published in the April 1978 Modern Drummer along with my Carmine Appice … Continue reading

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The Making of a Joe Morello Ad

SKF NOTE: The making of an in-house ad for Modern Drummer. Here’s a nice letter from Joe Morello written to me after I had been MD‘s managing editor for one month. Joe was among the drummers I interviewed MD when … Continue reading

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Marshall Tucker Band: Merry Christmas 1981

SKF NOTE: From among my yards of drum memorabilia. A Christmas card from the Marshall Tucker Band with my very good friend, Paul T. Riddle. — end —

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