Tag Archives: Alan Dawson

Alan Dawson and The Great Band That Got Away

SKF NOTE: What a band! I read recently these four compatriots never performed together live. What a shame. Four great players. A showcase for Alan Dawson. This was the first time I heard the side of Alan Dawson that influenced … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Innovators

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Alan Dawson published in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary Issue in 1986. Here Alan is talking about drum innovators. Alan Dawson: Innovators are very few. Innovators trod a lonely path. I don’t know who’s the … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson: How Do You Sound? vs How Do You Look?

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my interview with Alan Dawson for Modern Drummer’s January 1986 10th Anniversary Issue. The interview took place sometime in 1985 in Alan Dawson’s Massachusetts’ home living room. Alan Dawson: I’ve always admired the sound … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson: My Best Drum Set

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my interview with Alan Dawson for Modern Drummer’s January 1986 10th Anniversary Issue. Our interview covered much more ground than I could use in the MD piece. It’s fun to be able to share … Continue reading

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My First Stop-Me-In-My-Tracks Moment with Alan Dawson

by Scott K Fish September 14, 2014 I first heard Alan Dawson on at least one of his many sideman dates for Prestige records. I heard it said Mr. Dawson was an in-house drummer for Prestige – which, according to … Continue reading

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