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Dannie Richmond: Your Playing is the Same as a Conversation

SKF NOTE: Dannie Richmond gives a fantastic drum lesson in under two minutes and without touching a drum. Thank you Andy Weis of The Great Drummer’s Group for this great find. — end —

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Gary Chester: I Want to Live My Personal Life

SKF NOTE: The full Gary Chester Modern Drummer interview is available here. In my view, many Gary Chester words of wisdom, because of space considerations, were left out of the MD interview. Fortunately, I can share them here. Gary Chester:┬áPeople … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis on Frankie Dunlop

SKF NOTE: Just now I was reading through my typed transcript of my 1977 interview with Mel Lewis. It is long! Forty single-spaced typewritten pages, which, of course, was heavily edited by about half for publication as my first or … Continue reading

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SKF Correction on Barry Keane

SKF CORRECTION 12/18/2015: There is good news and bad news. The good news is, this week I had an email and then a phone call from Barry Keane. It was great to reconnect. Just like old times. The bad news … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Max Roach’s M’BOOM

SKF NOTE: This is the last of my Trading Fours exchanges with Neil Peart. My friend and music writer par excellence, Chip Stern, had a very good, albeit short-lived, idea for a drummer’s magazine. I did some writing for Chip’s … Continue reading

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