Category Archives: Drum/Music News

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

Happy Birthday, Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: Katrina Chester let me know this morning that Modern Drummer is making available online Gary Chester’s April 1983 feature interview. Today, October 27, is Gary’s birthday. Thinking back to first meeting Gary, to MD Founder Ron Spagnardi’s approving … Continue reading

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Phil Collins, Genesis Sell Music Rights for Over $300M

SKF NOTE: I understand why musicians are making these deals, but still, I hate to see it happening. It truly is the end of an era when musicians could establish annuities based on their royalties. wsj.comSept. 29, 2021 Phil Collins … Continue reading

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Art Blakey Music on Blue Note Records

SKF NOTE: My music library has all the albums featured in this August 1960 magazine advertisement – and more! I remember, back in the early 1970s, while working as a clerk at Sam Goody’s in the Walt Whitman Shopping Mall, … Continue reading

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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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Life Lesson – Warped Drum Sticks

SKF NOTE: He always seemed bored. Customers milled about the music store, excited to see actual music equipment they knew only from seeing their favorite bands on tv, or from magazine or newspaper advertisements. Real Kustom amps covered in red, … Continue reading

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