Monthly Archives: December 2017

Paul T. Riddle: The Influence of Joe Morello

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is Paul T. Riddle talking with me about the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Greatest Hits album. Specifically, Paul talks about Joe Morello‘s playing and sound and the influence Morello with the Brubeck Quartet had on Paul’s drumming. … Continue reading

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Myron Grombacher’s Ludwig Drumset 1983

SKF NOTE: Whatever goes around, comes around. The first time I saw this photo of Myron Grombacher‘s 1983 Ludwig drumset, I thought of earlier drummers such as Chick Webb using the same concept with cymbal stands. I also thought Grombacher’s … Continue reading

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Bernard Purdie: ‘Purdie Shuffle’ Solo Drums (1990)

SKF NOTE: Bernard Purdie’s 1990 solo drum performance is from a larger drum project in which Chip Stern asked me to take part. The general idea was having a percussion magazine and a companion audiocassette. The project never went public. … Continue reading

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Barry Keane: Teaching Drums the Way I Wanted to Be Taught

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane is among the most successful drummers I know, with a long career as a studio drummer, and a touring gig with one of the world’s great songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot, that has lasted, so far, over 40 … Continue reading

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Pete Best Plays Himself in ‘Lennon’s Banjo’ Stage Production

SKF Blog: Fun stuff. Thumbs up to Pete Best for his sense of humor and historical perspective. ===== http://www.itv.com Beatles drummer Pete Best to play himself in new John Lennon play The original Beatles drummer, Pete Best, will appear in … Continue reading

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