SKF NOTE: My James Black interview appeared in the December 1982 Modern Drummer. The first person to get me excited about James Black’s drumming was Jaimoe. We were listening to records and Jaimoe asked me if I’d ever heard James Black. I said, “No.” He pulled out an old Riverside record of the Adderley Brothers, placed it on the turntable, put the needle on the record and admonished, “Listen to this!”
This is my follow-up intervew with James Black, asking questions I thought of after our first interview. I found this 13-plus minute conversation with James Black among other interviews on the cassette pictured in the YouTube video. The full interview and back story are posted here.