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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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Art Blakey’s Paiste Profile 1975

SKF NOTE: Art Blakey’s Profile from Paiste‘s 1975 Profiles of International Drummers, Percussionists, Musicians #2.

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Talking Drums with Buddy Rich in Dreamland

SKF NOTE: Last night I dreamed I was sitting on a stool, in someone’s apartment, practicing with a pair of wire brushes on the bottom of a blue-and-while Apple clam shell iMac. At first, playing on the hard plastic, confined … Continue reading

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John Coltrane: How to Listen to Albums

SKF NOTE: Somewhere — among my magazines, I think — there is a John Coltrane interview in which Coltrane’s how-to-listen-to-albums idea helps my ear training and gives me great joy. Maybe it will do the same for you. John Coltrane told … Continue reading

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Philly Joe: Apex of Hard Bop with 3 Drums, 1 Cymbal

SKF NOTE: Somewhere there’s a Tony Williams quote about Miles Davis‘s Milestones being at the apex of hard bop albums. It is a great album: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. The … Continue reading

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