Category Archives: Drum/Music News

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

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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A Most Difficult Thing to Do

SKF NOTE: Playing straight time well, with good tone and feeling is good advice for drummers too. Donald Byrd once said, “After all these years of playing, I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the most difficult things to … Continue reading

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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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