Monthly Archives: March 2017

Frankie Dunlop: The Last Place I Expected to Be Able to Continue My Music

SKF NOTE: Frankie Dunlop spent a long time during our October 16, 1984 interview talking about his being drafted into the US Army and serving in Korea during the Korean War. That Frankie did so was, at the time, a … Continue reading

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Jim Gordon: Talks About His Studio Drumsets (1982)

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #4 from my January 11, 1982 interview with Jim Gordon. We were talking about how Jim approached and prepared for studio sessions. Then I asked Jim what drumsets he used in the studios.

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Frankie Dunlop: Sneaking Into Theater to Hear Gene Krupa’s Big Band 

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from Scott K Fish interview with Frankie Dunlop on October 16, 1984 in New York City. In this part, Frankie shares his method, as an underage music lover, for sneaking into a Buffalo, NY theater to hear … Continue reading

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Tony Williams: ‘The Joy Of Flying’ Four-Star Review

SKF: A piece of historical perspective this morning. Down Beat‘s 1979 four star review of Tony Williams’s The Joy of Flying album.

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Hans Zimmer: Music is a Conversation

SKF: I love this trailer. Everything Hans Zimmer says about writing a film score is in sync with my concept of playing drums. Having a conversation. Bingo!

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Bill Bruford: ‘There is No Regular Set-Up’

SKF NOTE: For me, this 1984 Simmons Drums ad captures Bill Bruford‘s pioneering drumming spirit — plus it’s a memorable photo. Always a contemporary player, with a knowledge and love of drumming history, and a fearless curiosity. Even when Bruford’s … Continue reading

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Artimus Pyle: My Role As a Drummer (1982)

SKF NOTE: June 23, 1982. Artimus Pyle, no longer with Lynyrd Skynyrd, was on tour fronting his own Artimus Pyle Band. Our mutual friend, Paul T. Riddle, arranged for an afternoon meeting where we all sat, talked, and taped our conversation. … Continue reading

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