Monthly Archives: August 2016

Noble & Cooley Drum Catalog 1985

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Roy Haynes: Boston Jazz Society Tribute 1978

SKF NOTE: The Boston Jazz Society, Inc.’s A Tribute to Percussionist Roy Haynes is a 12-page program I found among my boxes of drum memorabilia. I don’t remember how I got the Haynes program. Terri Lyne Carrington‘s father, Sonny Carrington, … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl on Gary Chester 1983

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my 1983 interview with Dave Weckl for Modern Drummer. Most of this interview is not published anywhere. Portions of it were published in MD as a profile of Dave Weckl. I first heard of … Continue reading

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Max Roach: What You’re Playing for is Sound

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The back story is posted here.  How up-and-coming drummers learned from their drummer elders has always interested me. In this interview segment, … Continue reading

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What Drummers Haven’t I Heard?

SKF NOTE: For a moment last week — a brief moment — I wondered, “Have I exhausted my lifelong study of drummers and drumming?” This was one of my rare “What drummers haven’t I heard?” moments. I was scanning 1973 … Continue reading

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Sonny Greer on Buddy Rich and Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: My interview with Sonny Greer took place at Sonny’s New York City apartment on March 4, 1981, published in an edited version in the November 1981 Modern Drummer. Brooks Kerr, a pianist and Duke Ellington aficionado, was performing … Continue reading

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Filling the Instrument with the Breath of Life

SKF NOTE: Here is a favorite universal description of the relationship of living musicians to their lifeless musical instruments. In James Baldwin‘s story, Sonny’s Blues, Mr. Baldwin’s character, Sonny, is an aspiring jazz pianist. Baldwin’s musician/instrument description is written through … Continue reading

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