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Connie Kay – Learning About Drums from Sid Catlett (1959)

SKF NOTE: I am reading the Kindle edition of Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews, Edited by Toby Gleason. The book is a compilation of interviews Ralph Gleason had in 1959 with leading jazz musicians, including John Coltrane, … Continue reading

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Gretsch Artists Lists 1983

SKF NOTE: These lists are part of the sales materials I used in 1983 as Northeast District Sales Manager for the Gretsch Musical Instrument Co. Most of the musicians listed are drummers. Some are well-known. Tony Williams and Phil Collins, … Continue reading

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Jaimo on Camco Drums at Home (1980)

SKF NOTE: This is a somewhat blurry shot of Jaimo in his home practice room, Macon, GA, circa 1980. I was visiting for the weekend, I believe. Jaimo and Butch had agreed to a feature cover story interview for Modern … Continue reading

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Tony Williams with VSOP II in Japan 1983

SKF NOTE: It’s a happy day when I find a previously unknown, to me, VSOP Quintet album or YouTube video. Such was the case last night. Scrolling through pages of Amazon MP3 jazz albums I found this promising looking album, … Continue reading

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Charles McPherson – A Musician’s Scope Should be Wide

SKF NOTE: At age 81 Charles McPherson is still creating beautiful music. Jazz first “clicked” for me while I was listening to Charles Mingus‘s band at Newport 1970. Then I listened to everything Mingus — which included a ton of … Continue reading

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