Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bill Maxwell: I Don’t Think Drums As Much As I Do The Whole Band

SKF NOTE: Andrae Crouch, The Winans, Freddie Hubbard, Koinonia — Bill Maxwell’s work as drummer and producer is among the best. Bill first came to my attention through my ears in 1981. No pre-judging on my part. Introducing The Winans … Continue reading

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Paul English: Music Should Have Lows, Valleys, and No Drums At All

SKF NOTE: Most of my published drummer interviews are edited versions of longer conversations. Relistening to the interviews while digitizing the original cassette tapes, I noticed my pattern for getting taped interviews ready for publication. To save time, I would … Continue reading

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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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