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Step-By-Step – Alvin Stoller’s Homework Assignment

SKF NOTE: My habit is to find an unfamiliar instrument or musical style and dig deep. Gene Krupa was the first drummer to make an impression. That led me to books. Who was Krupa? Where did he come from? How … Continue reading

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Touched by Jimmy Cobb

SKF NOTE: It’s funny how musical energy and communication moves, travels invisibly. Two days ago, May 23, I came across my digital copy of Miles Davis’s In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete. My Macbook Pro had … Continue reading

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Joe English – Making Music with Paul McCartney Pt. 2

SKF NOTE: Here‘s the first part of this exchange. SKF: You had thirteen cents in your pocket when you got the call from McCartney. You were with Wings for three years making a six-figure income. And yet you’ve said that … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge – Yamaha Print Ad 1989

SKF NOTE: I always enjoyed looking at drum ads as soon as they arrived with Modern Drummer‘s advertising director. Print ads sometimes had great photos of drummers back when, as I’ve mentioned before, studying drum print ads for clues to … Continue reading

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Joe English – Making Music with Paul McCartney

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story on my interviews with Joe English which began in 1980 and concluded years later. During his music career Joe played with some excellent bands — including his own. But he is perhaps best known … Continue reading

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