Monthly Archives: November 2016

Frankie Dunlop: Monk’s Lesson on Slow vs Fast Playing (First Time Audio)

SKF NOTE: One of my favorite parts of my interviews with the great drummer Frankie Dunlop. Now, for the first time, listeners can hear Frankie describe his lesson from Thelonious Monk on playing fast vs playing slow — including Frankie’s … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Gets Face Bashed In (1940)

SKF NOTE: Down Beat editors published in their July 15, 1976 issue, A Collection of Lunacy, Prophecy, Controversy, and Commentary From 42 Years of the Contemporary Music Magazine. Forty years ago, when I was starting my career as a music … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne: My Best Drum Solo (1974)

SKF NOTE: Shelly Manne in 1974 names his “best” drum solo. An bit of history I saved from Harvey Siders’s column in the short-lived Different Drummer magazine. ===== Harvey Siders: Of all the recordings you’ve made, which stands out in … Continue reading

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Tony Williams Blue Note Reissues Fill in My Library Gaps

Every so often I look online to see if I can remove any albums on my When-Are-They-Going-To-Release-This-On-MP3? list. This week, I am happy to report I removed two Tony Williams Blue Note albums: Tokyo Live, and The Story of Neptune. … Continue reading

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Emily Dolan Davies: Remote Recording is Really a Great Thing

SKF NOTE: Finding new ways to create music, to work with and learn from other musicians, and to earn a living through music — these are timeless traits of successful musicians and music industry pros. They love to experiment. Take … Continue reading

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