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Rich, Krupa -‘Evolution’ – Essential Listening (1962)

SKF NOTE: Thank you to Verve records for making available Burnin’ Beat, a 1962 studio date wih Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. After finding this album as a vinyl cut-out in the 1970s – it had a significant impact on … Continue reading

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Bass Drums – Gary Chester Asks, Neil Peart Answers

SKF NOTE: For years now I’ve had on a hard drive a digitized version of one of my Neil Peart interviews. The sound volume of the initial tape transfer was very low. Consequently I’ve never been able to use it. … Continue reading

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Ed Soph – Motion Studies, Sound Associations

[SKF NOTE: July 12, 2021 – Ed Soph spotted this blog post and was kind enough to fill in its blanks. Ed writes, “The book I mentioned in this interview is by George Kochevitsky and is titled THE ART OF … Continue reading

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Credit Where Due: Paul English Invented Wooden Brushes

SKF NOTE: In 1981, when I interviewed Paul English for Modern Drummer, I was early into my self-study of country music. This was a music that, at its inception, and for many years after, didn’t use drummers. In many instances, … Continue reading

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Neil Peart’s ‘Who Reads Modern Drummer?’ Letter 1982

SKF NOTE: It’s clear from Neil Peart’s letter that I lost his first “quote” meant for use in his Who Reads Modern Drummer? ad. Yikes! But Neil’s response was gracious. I don’t remember if we — Modern Drummer — requested … Continue reading

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