Monthly Archives: March 2018

Tony Williams: I Am a Big Fan of The Beatles

SKF NOTE: This is a curious interview with Tony Williams on The Jazz Network, a show produced by John Sterling which aired 1991-96. This video appears to be a copy of a master video delivered by The Jazz Network to … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich: Navigating Strange Drumsets

SKF NOTE: Following up a clip posted where guitarist Les Paul is telling a club audience of the time Buddy Rich told Les he, Buddy, was going to get a guitar, become a folksinger, and give up drums. Here’s another … Continue reading

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Ed Thigpen Plays ‘Chicago’ Live 1961

SKF NOTE: Many thanks to Wladi Plus for posting this clip of one of the great jazz trios, and certainly, the greatest of many great Oscar Peterson Trios. This 1961 clip is a lesson in how well Peterson, Ray Brown … Continue reading

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Eddie Locke: Consummate Tasteful Drumming

SKF NOTE: This week I bought the MP3 version of Coleman Hawkins Today and Now album I first bought in the early 1970s as a vinyl LP cut-out for about 79-cents. Working at the time as a store salesman in … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditional Grip

SKF NOTE: I grew up believing traditional grip was the gold standard of drumset players. There was a best way, if not the right way, for drummers to hold drumsticks: traditional grip. Traditional grip functioned like a fine-tuned machine. Not … Continue reading

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