Category Archives: SKF Blog

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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Help Drum Writer Robyn Flans Get Back on Her Feet

Robyn Flans is a dear friend, a writer who has helped chronicle the history of modern drummers. She will be familiar to MD readers and to those who have read her recent bio of Jeff Porcaro. Thank you for helping … Continue reading

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Pat Martino – The Joy of Playing

SKF NOTE: My earliest memory of guitarist Pat Martino’s music is the release of his 1972 album The Visit! I was an album sales guy at Sam Goody’s in the Walt Whitman Shopping Center, Huntington, NY. Martino’s music never clicked … Continue reading

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Neal Sausen – God Bless Neil Peart

SKF NOTE: In his first email to me about his longtime drum teacher and friend, Freddie Gruber, Neal Sausen mentioned Neil Peart’s stops by Freddie’s house to visit with his dying friend, and to bring food for Neal Sausen and … Continue reading

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With Regrets to Donald Bailey

SKF NOTE – Last week, in the mood for jazz organ, I bought Volumes 1 and 2 of Blue Note Records’ Jimmy Smith Live at the Club Baby Grand. Recorded and released in 1956. These are trio dates with Jimmy … Continue reading

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