Category Archives: Audio

New Elvin Jones Quartet Album Due in November

SKF NOTE: From Blue Note’s website: September 9, 2022 Blue Note Records has announced a November 18 release for Revival: Live at Pookie’s Pub, a thrilling previously unissued live recording of Elvin Jones’ quartet that captures the legendary drummer’s emergence … Continue reading

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Keep Time in Your Heart, Head

SKF NOTE: Driving about an hour ago, listening for the first time to Charles Mingus’s Jazz in Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery – 46 Selden album. This is a live album. Mingus’s band is Roy Brooks (drums), John Stubblefield (tenor … Continue reading

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Barry Keane – 46 Years with Gordon Lightfoot

SKF NOTE: After first interviewing Barry Keane in 1981 for Modern Drummer magazine, I had no idea we would do it again in 2022. We’ve stayed in touch over the years. When I asked Barry if I could interview him … Continue reading

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Barry Keane – Recording Lightfoot’s ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from our January 13, 2022 interview. Barry Keane has been drumming with Gordon Lightfoot on record and onstage for 46 years. Here he shares the story of how the classic song, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, was … Continue reading

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Haunted for 52 Years by NRBQ

SKF NOTE: How some music sticks with me, even when I’ve not heard it in decades, I find curious. Two days ago I bought the digital format of NRBQ’s first album. I owned a vinyl copy of the album when … Continue reading

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