Monthly Archives: March 2019

RIP Chester B. Fish Jr.

RIP Chester B. Fish Jr. Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • March 30, 2019 My dad died six hours ago. His name was Chester B. Fish, Jr. At age 93, dad outlived my mom by two years. … Continue reading

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Will Calhoun – Drummers Studying Piano, Music Theory

SKF NOTE: Will Calhoun is among my favorite interviews. I am sorry it was never published. From reading my 1989 notes, this interview was meant to be published in Modern Drummer magazine‘s offshoot quarterly magazines — Modern Percussionist. But before … Continue reading

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Hal Blaine – No Parties or Memorials When I Leave the Planet

SKF NOTE: This post is on Hal Blaine’s Facebook page. Regarding funerals, memorials or celebrations, Hal said it better than we can. This is one of many emails he wrote along the same lines… and we will honor his wishes. … Continue reading

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My 12 favorite drummers are Hal Blaine

My 12 favorite drummers are Hal Blaine Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • March 16, 2019 Most of us know the sound of the 1960s. But very few of us can say we are a sound of … Continue reading

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Michael Shrieve – Musical Career Updater 1983

SKF NOTE: This exchange between Michael Shrieve and me, which survived on a cassette, shows how slow it was in 1983 for well-known drummers to get career updates to their fans on the page of a print magazine. In this … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge – Not the Drummer on ‘Diary of a Madman’

SKF NOTE: This cassette, from my stint as Managing Editor at Modern Drummer, seems to have been a tape I used, circa 1982, for interview follow-ups with drummers. The tape has bits and pieces of different conversations and music. Tommy … Continue reading

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One Hour with Art Blakey at Ronnie Scott’s

SKF NOTE: Researching on the web I found this one-hour Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers set at Ronnie Scott’s. Although I’m familiar with some of the band members from other Blakey incarnations and the musicians’ solo albums, I’m new … Continue reading

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