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‘The Boy With a Drum’ – An Inspiration

SKF NOTE: I found this jewel in a box of 62 Little Golden Books. The drummer boy marches through his town, practicing his drum, with a parade of animals following along — and no one yells at him to “Stop … Continue reading

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If We Are To Have Great Music

SKF NOTE: Here’s a bit of universal wisdom from the great pianist/composer Sergei Rachmaninoff from a book I’m reading: If we are to have great music we must return to the fundamentals which made the music of the past great. … Continue reading

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Waiting for Ed Blackwell

SKF NOTE: More than 50 years later I still can’t believe there are no outtakes to the 1966 album, The Avant Garde, by John Coltrane and Don Cherry. This album, which I picked up as a cut-out, was my introduction … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity with Charles ‘Keep A-Knockin’ Connor

SKF NOTE: Regret comes at solitary times; driving a car long distance, or at my computer searching for a blog post topic. Sometimes, like now, I remember opportunities to interview drummers, to capture their stories, lost. When I was at … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Appreciating the Moment

SKF NOTE: Earlier this week I pulled Neil Peart’s Far and Away: A Prize Every Time from my bookshelf, where I placed it, half read, months ago. Time to finish. For no reason, everytime I read Neil’s book I am … Continue reading

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