Category Archives: Drum/Music News

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

Tony Williams – The Drums Have a Lot to Say

SKF NOTE: Thank you to the interviewer and Bret Primack, The Jazz Video Guy, for this brief, but insightful conversation with Tony Williams. I watched it today for the first time.

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Newly Released Brilliant Morello 1967

SKF NOTE: Released today, April 15, I bought The Dave Brubeck Trio – Live from Vienna 1967, and listened to the first three tracks. Brilliant playing. Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond was absent from this live date. What a difference his … Continue reading

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Tony Williams – Modern Drummer Cover 1978

SKF NOTE – A great way for Modern Drummer to kick off it’s second year of publication, with a Tony Williams cover story.

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Check Out ‘The Drummer’s Devotional’ Podcast

SKF NOTE: On January 18, 2022 I received an email from Jeremy Brieske (pronounced Brisk-ee). Mr. Brieske’s podcast, The Drummer’s Devotional, is, “A one-year project where we learn about a different drummer every day.” Professionally produced, Brieske’s podcast episodes are … Continue reading

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The Outfit of Famous Drummers 1964

SKF NOTE: I never owned a Ludwig drumset, but in 1964 this full-page magazine ad was a dream builder or me. I wouldn’t own a drumset for another five years, and my first set was a mutt kit of Gretsch … Continue reading

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