Category Archives: Drum/Music News

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

Neil Peart Ludwig Ad 1989

SKF NOTE: I came across this infrequently seen full-page Neil Peart/Ludwig ad in the April 1989 of Modern Drummer. Great looking kit. Not sure why Neil was made up like a Mime.

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Tony Williams Shure Drum Mic Ad 1994

SKF NOTE: This full page Tony Williams ad is in the March 1994 Modern Drummer.

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Re-Release of 1957 Philly Joe Jones Date

SKF NOTE: A re-release of note. Recorded in 1957, Hank Mobley Poppin’ date’s lineup of musicians is stellar: Hank Mobley (tenor), Pepper Adams (baritone), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Art Farmer (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (bass). I just bought … Continue reading

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Thank You for Helping Drummer Jimmy Cobb

SKF NOTE: His daughter, Serena, has started a medical fundraiser for her father, drummer Jimmy Cobb. As of this writing they have raised $27,000 toward their goal of raising $200,000. I made a donation. The letter below is an edited … Continue reading

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Elvin – Friendship Made the Coltrane Quartet Special

SKF NOTE: I love Elvin Jones’s explanation of what made the Coltrane rhythm section special. And the photo here is from the booklet included with the recent Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. “What made the Coltrane rhythm section … Continue reading

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