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Write Album Reviews? No Thanks

SKF NOTE: At some point, starting in 1980-1983, Modern Drummer magazine’s editorial staff decided the magazine needed record reviews. Record companies, and drummers, were mailing us their new vinyl LP releases when MD wasn’t reviewing records. We might feature one … Continue reading

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Morello – I Never Use Half the Technique I Have

SKF NOTE: An excerpt from my 1979 Modern Drummer interview with Joe Morello. Just prior to this part of the interview, I told Joe I was sad to read in the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 25th Anniversary Reunion album, Joe saying, … Continue reading

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Remembering a Music Mentor

SKF NOTE: Leo Feinstein knew a lot about jazz and classical music. For example, customers at Sam Goody’s Walt Whitman Shopping Center store wanting to know which conductor/orchestra recorded the best version of Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique would get a learned … 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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My Drum Lesson with Fred Gruber (1982)

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, while searching through a stack of my interview transcripts, I came upon this transcript from a long interview I did with Fred Gruber for Modern Drummer in 1982. We were sitting at the kitchen table in Buddy … Continue reading

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