Category Archives: Drum/Music News

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

Info Wanted – Big Sid Playing Sonny Greer’s Drumset

SKF NOTE: An interesting photo, new to me, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University’s best guess is this photo of Big Sid Catlett was taken 1945-1950. It’s part of the Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection. The University is … Continue reading

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Fleetwood and McVie Behind the Curtain

SKF NOTE: Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie are one of pop music’s strongest, most inventive rhythm sections. Listen particularly to 1970s Fleetwood Mac on to the way Mick and John interlock drums and bass guitar with every song. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: I would be remiss if I failed to mention Gary Chester’s birthday. Here’s a snippet and link to the full Facebook post. ===== Gary Chester The Drummer HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY CHESTER!!! Talking to one of Gary’s students this … Continue reading

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings

SKF NOTE: In October this year Impulse is releasing for the first time a live version of “A Love Supreme” from the Coltrane Quartet expanded. And now comes news of a November release for the first time of a 1961 … Continue reading

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Neil Peart’s ‘Who Reads Modern Drummer?’ Letter 1982

SKF NOTE: It’s clear from Neil Peart’s letter that I lost his first “quote” meant for use in his Who Reads Modern Drummer? ad. Yikes! But Neil’s response was gracious. I don’t remember if we — Modern Drummer — requested … Continue reading

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