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Jaimo on Camco Drums at Home (1980)

SKF NOTE: This is a somewhat blurry shot of Jaimo in his home practice room, Macon, GA, circa 1980. I was visiting for the weekend, I believe. Jaimo and Butch had agreed to a feature cover story interview for Modern … Continue reading

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Tony Williams with VSOP II in Japan 1983

SKF NOTE: It’s a happy day when I find a previously unknown, to me, VSOP Quintet album or YouTube video. Such was the case last night. Scrolling through pages of Amazon MP3 jazz albums I found this promising looking album, … Continue reading

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Charles McPherson – A Musician’s Scope Should be Wide

SKF NOTE: At age 81 Charles McPherson is still creating beautiful music. Jazz first “clicked” for me while I was listening to Charles Mingus‘s band at Newport 1970. Then I listened to everything Mingus — which included a ton of … Continue reading

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Chick Webb – The Epitome of Swing

SKF NOTE: Dan Morganstern was a dominant voice among jazz journalists when I was growing up. Whether he was writing in Down Beat magazine, in album liner notes, or in books, Mr. Morgenstern was always teaching about music and musicians. … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Slingerland Ad 1968

SKF NOTE: A Slingerland ad found on the inside back cover of the August 22, 1968 Down Beat magazine. This is the drumset I will probably forever associate with Buddy Rich. It is what he played most of my formative … Continue reading

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