Category Archives: Drum/Music News

News items of note, present and past, about drummers and other musicians.

Alan Cornett: The Guts, Talent to Start All Over

SKF NOTE: Alan Cornett practiced, became a good drummer, and then misfortune forced him to either start all over or quit. Mr. Cornett chose to start all over. God bless all musicians like him. What first caught my attention is the … Continue reading

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Steve Hideg: Pursuing Freedom Through Jazz Drumming

SKF NOTE: Take a moment to read Steve Hideg’s, Neither Bills Nor Advancing Age Can Dim the Glow of a Drummer’s Dream,  and watch the accompanying video. I almost didn’t. That would’ve been my loss. For me, Mr. Hideg’s story … Continue reading

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Name the Drummer, Solve a Mystery

SKF NOTE: Thanks in advance to the person who solves this mystery. A member of drummer Gary Chester’s Facebook page would like to identify the drummer in these photos. My best guess: Irv Cottler. As of this writing we don’t … Continue reading

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Jimmy Crawford Obituary (1980)

SKF NOTE: When I was learning to play brushes, Jimmy Crawford was a key influence. I would put on headphones and play along with Crawford on albums by pianists Eddie Heywood, Jr. and John Wright. Joe Morello and Alan Dawson … Continue reading

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Terri Lyne: I Didn’t Know Girls Didn’t Play Drums

DRUMMING UP INTEREST IN NEWPORT BY BILL BROTHERTON | 2017-08-02 19:56:38 Terri Lyne Carrington: “I didn’t know that girls didn’t play drums. There was no stigma. My parents encouraged me. By late elementary school or junior high, most girls stop … Continue reading

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John Densmore: ‘Ever Hear of The Doors?’

SKF NOTE: Tom McLaughlin is a friend, newspaper columnist, and a retired history teacher. He’s been writing his blog a long, long time. I enjoyed Tom’s recent story, Window on The Doors, about his chance meeting with John Densmore and … Continue reading

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Magnificent Ed Thigpen Live (1960)

SKF NOTE: Now and then I find online wonderful music at a great price. Such is the case with the Oscar Peterson Trio’s Live at CBC Studios 1960. Once upon a time I listened to this group as often as … Continue reading

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