Jim Gordon: “I Was Gearing Myself to Be a Studio Musician”

SKF NOTE: This week I digitized my 35-year old interview with musician Jim Gordon. The interview back story — including the less-than-optimum circumstances under which it took place – is described in my blog post of Jim Gordon‘s Modern Drummer interview.

The Recoton audiocassette shown in this YouTube is my photo of the actual Jim Gordon interview cassette. Thank God for the Audacity app that enabled me to make my conversation with Jim Gordon audible.

Earlier in the interview, JIm said he listened to a lot of records as kid, and his preference was rock drumming. Knowing he had an active career as a studio player, I asked Jim if jazz drumming was an influence. That’s where this excerpt begins.

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