Monthly Archives: June 2017

Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys Fillmore East Concert Review (1970)

SKF NOTE: I was barely sixteen years old when the first Jimi Hendrix Experience album was released. Jimi Hendrix on guitar/vocals, Mitch Mitchell on drums, and Noel Redding on bass. Theirs was such a great unique sound that stretched across … Continue reading

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Will Calhoun: My Drum Gear (1989)

SKF NOTE: Among my favorite interviews, I am sorry to say none of my interview with Will Calhoun ever saw the light of day. By July 1989 I had been gone from my spot as Modern Drummer‘s managing editor almost … Continue reading

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Barry Keane and Scott K Fish

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane and I catching up briefly onstage at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine after Gordon Lightfoot’s May 17, 2017 performance. I love Barry’s expression. He seems to be thinking, “If I’m patient, I’m sure Fish will make his … Continue reading

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Ravish Momin: Music From a Country that Doesn’t Exist

SKF NOTE: Because of his several musical cultural influences, Ravish Momin calls his music “folk music from nowhere” or “music that exists from a country that doesn’t exist.” This morning, browsing through drumming news, I found this performance announcement and … Continue reading

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Daniel Humair: Musical Drumming Brilliance

SKF NOTE: I can’t remember if my aural introduction to Daniel Humair was on record with Phil Woods‘s European Rhythm Machine or as a member of Jim Hall’s trio on his It’s Nice To Be With You album. I bought … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish: Creativity vs. Business

SKF NOTE: At age 28 I realized my life was out-of-balance. Devoting so much time to drumming, music, and writing — I had neglected the practical matters of earning a living, of understanding how business works. I’m still learning! This … Continue reading

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