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Always One Good Musical Takeaway

SKF NOTE: One night at a club in Illinois, back when I was earning a living as a drummer, musician friends and I were checking out the band. This was not a name band. It was a lounge band traveling … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Drums, Gear, and Individual Sound

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from an in-person interview with Alan Dawson in his living room over a tuna fish sandwich. The more complete back story is here. Here’s Alan Dawson answering my questions about the need for us to … Continue reading

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Mickey Roker with Lee Morgan – ‘The Complete Live at the Lighthouse’ Coming Soon

SKF NOTE: Blue Note Records has some exciting news for fans of trumpeter Lee Morgan and drummer Mickey Roker. The Complete Live at the Lighthouse session will be released this July 30. That’s 12 sets of music, including four hours … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy – Being With the Greats Broke My Heart

SKF NOTE: Neil Ralph was arguably my best friend at Harborfields High School. An accomplished musician, we certainly traveled many musical miles together. We certainly spent time listening to and playing Chicago blues tunes. Fast forward to 1980 when Buddy’s … Continue reading

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Dannie Richmond’s Magnificent Musical Drum Solo

SKF NOTE: I owe so much to Charles Mingus. While listening to his small band (quintet?) at Newport 1970 jazz made sense for the first time. I’d been self-studying jazz for a long time and liked much of what I … Continue reading

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