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Roy Haynes – Talk About Love! (1978)

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from my interview with Roy Haynes at his home on November 15, 1978. According to my notes “It was raining, traffic was heavy, a chilly…evening,” and I was nervous about meeting him. Roy Haynes doesn’t … Continue reading

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Odie Payne, Jr. – I Like Melody

SKF NOTE: In the early 1980’s, when I set out to write what became a five-part feature series for Modern Drummer called, The History of Rock Drumming, I thought it would be mostly a cut-and-paste project. That is, I thought … 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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Neil Peart’s Bubba’s Bar ‘n’ Grill Photo

SKF NOTE: Neil Peart’s sense of humor. This photo is from the back cover of Neil’s “Bubba’s Bar ‘n’ Grill Presents The FAR AND NEAR Calendar for 2014.” Always brings a smile.

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Drumming Misses and Stumbles

SKF NOTE: Driving, listening, minutes ago to a live trio album. The musicians, all famous jazz musicians, shall remain nameless. The 1968 performance includes one of my very favorite drummers. But, as often happens, there are moments on this album … Continue reading

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