Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cherishing Morello’s Three-Star Album

SKF NOTE: Having once owned — and listened many times — to Joe Morello‘s Another Step Forward album, I think Jim Szantor’s 1970 review is fair. What is impossible to write about with accuracy is how Joe Morello sounds on … Continue reading

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The Joyful, Continuing Path of a Musical Self-Education

  SKF NOTE: I found a monaural cut-out copy of John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass album in a drugstore on a wire display rack filled with cut-out albums. Africa/Brass is the John Coltrane Quartet with a big band. That was my introduction … Continue reading

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Tony and the Tractor

SKF NOTE: Getting ready to go out last night I set my MP3 player to Herbie Hancock and Santana – Live Under the Sky 1981. Some of the tracks are the VSOP Quartet with Hancock (keyboards), Ron Carter (bass), Wynton Marsalis … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice, Peter Criss Remember Gene Krupa at Criss Farewell

SKF NOTE: Carmine Appice said through his Twitter account (June 17), “I went to Peter Criss’s. Last gig ever tonight…. He had a big band [and] even played Sing, Sing, Sing, a Gene Krupa song. His idol and mine.” Carmine’s … Continue reading

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Doug Clifford: Music Quality Has Gone Down with Technology

http://www.mrt.com Creedence drummer Doug Clifford ponders the then and now By Rich Lopez jrlopez@mrt.com Published 8:26 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 The music industry “Rock ‘n’ roll was pretty new when I started back in 1953. Radio was certainly different and … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Revising My MD Published Posts

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, Friday, June 16, I received an email request from Modern Drummer Publications VP Kevin Kearns, followed by a phone conversation. It was the first time  we had communicated since the fall of 1983 when I was stepping … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Charlie Watts (1981)

SKF NOTE: This interview with Charlie Watts took place in Charlie’s New York City hotel room on November 12, 1981. The Rolling Stones were on tour in America. Tina Turner was their opening act. The basic back story to this interview … Continue reading

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