Gary Chester – Teaching as a Way of Life

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from my Sept. 18, 1982 with Gary Chester which I transcribed, edited, and published as a Modern Drummer feature interview. Other than a few of my Mm-hm‘s — useless mouth sounds I’ve since learned to avoid while taping interviews — this excerpt is intact.

The language is colorful in spots. [Minors be advised.] But it’s Gary Chester straight, no chaser.

Gary’s daughter, Katrina, and Tony Cruz — a former Gary Chester student — are working on a Gary Chester documentary. I’m publishing this excerpt, hoping it attracts the attention of former students, studio musicians, recording industry people, who knew Gary, and who are willing to speak about it with Tony and Katrina. You can email them.

Here’s a link to the real Gary Chester Facebook page.

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