Tag Archives: Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich – Always There Until

SKF NOTE: One afternoon, in March 1987, my Oxford, MD apartment phone rang. Paul T. Riddle was calling from South Carolina. He and I remain friends after I interviewed him in 1980 for Modern Drummer magazine. Paul loves jazz drumming. … Continue reading

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Remembering a Music Mentor

SKF NOTE: Leo Feinstein knew a lot about jazz and classical music. For example, customers at Sam Goody’s Walt Whitman Shopping Center store wanting to know which conductor/orchestra recorded the best version of Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique would get a learned … Continue reading

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Was Morello Faster Than Buddy?

SKF NOTE: A DrumForum.org thread started in April 2010 is generating new interest. The original post subject line is: Was Morello Faster Than Buddy Rich? I was reminded of four blog posts posted here in 2014 with Joe Morello talking … Continue reading

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Rich, Krupa -‘Evolution’ – Essential Listening (1962)

SKF NOTE: Thank you to Verve records for making available Burnin’ Beat, a 1962 studio date wih Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. After finding this album as a vinyl cut-out in the 1970s – it had a significant impact on … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Drums, Gear, and Individual Sound

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from an in-person interview with Alan Dawson in his living room over a tuna fish sandwich. The more complete back story is here. Here’s Alan Dawson answering my questions about the need for us to … Continue reading

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