Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jimmy Webb: Walking a Road is Easier Than Hiking Through Woods

SKF NOTE: This interview happened in 1983 at Jimmy Webb‘s home in upstate New York. The full transcript, from which I copied this segment, was my source for a short profile published in Mix magazine. Jimmy Webb remains one of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber: Never Just Go ‘Tap, Tap, Tap.’ Sing!

SKF NOTE:¬†Excerpt #2 from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. Freddie was speaking about “legitimate” percussionists he’d studied with: Morris Goldenberg, Fred Albright, and Henry Adler. I asked if any of what he learned … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop on Mingus the Perfectionist (or, Frankie! The Tempo’s Gone Down!)

SKF NOTE: A favorite moment from my interviews with the great drummer Frankie Dunlop. Now, for the first time, listeners can hear Frankie’s impersonation of Charles Mingus as Frankie describes a moment on The Half Note bandstand drumming with Mingus. … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop on Mingus: It’s the Principle of the Thing

SKF NOTE: One of my favorite moments of my interviews with the great drummer Frankie Dunlop. Listeners can hear Frankie’s impersonation of Charles Mingus as Frankie describes a scene from a rehearsal for Mingus’s Tijuana Moods¬†album. The scene opens with … Continue reading

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