Monthly Archives: November 2016

Vin D’Onofrio: An Old Friend’s Dreams and Schemes

SKF NOTE: Reconnecting this year, after many decades, with Vin D’Onofrio is a treat. Vin was one of a close knit group of my musician/friends during high school. Vin and his brother, Joe, traveled with me in my 1949 Chevy … Continue reading

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Audio: Frankie Dunlop: Never Rehearsed With Monk 12/13/84

SKF NOTE: Frankie Dunlop agreed to a feature interview for Modern Drummer magazine, which was published in 1984. I didn’t know at the time my interview sessions with Frankie would be his only full-length interview. Now, 30 plus years later I am digitizing Frankie’s … Continue reading

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Gerry Mulligan: What Music is Supposed to Be About

Gerry Mulligan: “We lose track of what music is supposed to be about. The primary function of music is not for the listener, nor the dancer. It’s for the person who is making it. That’s the first function of music.” … Continue reading

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Freddie Waits: Drummer on ‘Dancing in the Streets’

SKF NOTE: Freddie Waits is the drummer on Martha and the Vandellas’ Dancing in the Street? Neither had I seen Freddie Waits spoken of as one of Motown’s legendary “Funk Brothers.” I learn something everyday. Here is a snippet of … Continue reading

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