Monthly Archives: June 2020

Newly Released Monk Quartet Concert Album Coming

SKF NOTE: Drummer Ben Riley is in excellent form on this never before released Thelonious Monk concert, Palo Alto, slated for release in July 2020. From the reviews I’m reading, and based on this advance release of Epistrophy from the … Continue reading

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Johnny Vidacovich LP – Like a Scent of Magnolia Blossoms

SKF NOTE: Last week I bought and listened to Johnny Vidacovich‘s ‘Bout Time album. What a joy, a treat. Vidacovich is another drummer I’ve known about for 40 years or so, but outside of the occasional song video, or article … Continue reading

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In Absentia – Happy Fathers Day Chet Fish, Jr

SKF NOTE: Happy Fathers Day to my dad, Chet Fish, Jr. Dad was a magazine and book editor. Among his five children I’m the only one who followed somewhat his career path. Last year my dad died. My brothers and … Continue reading

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Neil Peart’s ‘Showdown’ with Five Different Drumsets 1986

SKF NOTE: I received a letter on April 22, 1986 which Neil Peart wrote using an electric typewriter on April 18, 1986. Re-reading the letter today I notice Neil describes in this letter his somewhat well-known choice of a new … Continue reading

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