SKF NOTE: This is an old favorite of mine Modern Drummer cover shot of Tony Williams.
There are a couple of details worth mentioning. This is “Vol. 2 No. 1” cover means this is the first issue of MD‘s second year.
The magazine was still “Published Quarterly.” That means there were four MD issues per year. Roughly one issue every three months.
Finally, the black-and-white cover photo tells us MD had not yet become a four-color magazine.
I was writing for MD at this time, but my first feature interviews, Mel Lewis and Carmine Appice, wouldn’t appear until the April 1978 MD.