Monthly Archives: April 2017

Katrina Chester Seeking Gary Chester Memorabilia for Documentary

SKF NOTE: I am happy to pass along this SOS from Gary Chester’s daughter, Katrina, who is working on a Gary Chester documentary with Tony Cruz. Here’s the original post from the offical Gary Chester Facebook page. Dear Friends, Family, … Continue reading

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Elvin Jones Session Photo (1963)

SKF NOTE: Nice Charles Stewart photo of Elvin Jones during an October 1963 recording session for Johnny Hartman’s I Just Dropped By To Say Hello album.

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Max Roach and Scott Robinson Drum Battle (1977)

SKF NOTE: This drum battle between Max Roach and ten-year old Scott Robinson was recorded at the Charlie Parker Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri by KCUR-FM on Sept. 17, 1977. My best guess: this cassette was mailed to me when I … Continue reading

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Michael Shrieve: The Making of Santana’s ‘Promise of a Fisherman’ (1983)

SKF NOTE: I found this phone conversation tonight while digitizing interview audiocassettes. The voices are Scott K Fish and Michael Shrieve. This is no doubt me, as Modern Drummer managing editor, asking Michael an MD reader’s question for the “Ask … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber Has No Recordings; How Do We Know He Can Teach?

SKF NOTE:┬áIf there are no band or performance recordings of drum teachers — how do we know if what they’re teaching is valid? Rafik Mankarios (or someone able to post under Mr. Mankarios’s “RM Drums” YouTube account) listened to this … Continue reading

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