Category Archives: SKF Blog

Remembering ‘The World’s Greatest Drummer’

SKF NOTE – My Uncle Bob sparked my lifelong love of all things drums. And one vivid recollection of Uncle Bob, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s (he died when I was age 14) is him telling my … Continue reading

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Peart – Transitions Are the Weakness of Many a Drummer

SKF NOTE: One more of my favorite interview moments of Neil Peart explaining his drumming. Neil Peart: Transitions are much overlooked. But they’re the weakness of many a drummer. He can lay down a nice feel and move to another … Continue reading

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Gene Krupa – Not Bad for a Young Upstart

SKF NOTE: I wrote this column. It appeared originally in the Piscataquis Observer newspaper, May 31, 2019. Since I am no longer employed at the Maine State House (1989 – 2012), I haven’t tried this experiment. But every now and … Continue reading

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RIP Zutty Singleton (1975)

SKF NOTE: My self-study of drummers started in the 1960s. By age 14 I started my lifelong study of the history of drummers, drums, and drumming. Liner notes, magazines, local jazz radio stations, and books were my prime information sources. … Continue reading

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Tony Williams – One of the Supreme Jazz Drummers (1975)

SKF NOTE: A 45-year old concert review (Down Beat, Oct. 9, 1975) of the Tony Williams Lifetime. Hard to imagine. This is the Fred Lifetime: Alan Holdsworth (gtr), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Tony Newton (bass), and Tony Williams. DB Reviewer Scott … Continue reading

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