Tag Archives: Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins Didn’t Play Loud, But Had Such an Even Groove, Beat

SKF NOTE: An instructive four minute interview segment with musician Jimmy Heath where he talks about the wonders of Billy Higgins, but also, some funny observations about Heath’s playing with Elvin Jones. “[Elvin] didn’t give you a one [beat] all … Continue reading

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Horace Silver: Highest Marks for Billy Higgins

SKF NOTE: I’ve always thought pianist Horace Silver‘s left hand comping makes great fodder for drummers’ left hand comping. That idea first came to me listening to Blue Note’s classic albums, A Night at Birdland Vols. 1 and 2. Recording … Continue reading

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Daniel Freedman: It’s Always Been Hard Being a Jazz Musician

Quest to make drum set not sound like one By ROBIN CAUDELL Press-Republican | Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:20 pm UPPER JAY/WHALLONSBURG — Daniel Freedman absorbed the art of drumming from the hands of masters, so it’s little wonder he’s … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Building a Jazz Drummer’s Listening Library

SKF NOTE: Revisiting my drummer interviews from the early 1980s reminds me how digital audio is making so much music available at such reasonable prices. Many of the recordings drummer Keith Copeland talks about here were either out-of-print or expensive. … Continue reading

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