Tag Archives: Cannonball Adderley

Three Roy’s and a Dawson: In Concert 1971

SKF NOTE: Here’s another hour of in concert video of some top shelf musicians. The drummers are Roy Haynes with Jimmy Smith, Roy McCurdy with Cannonball Adderley, Alan Dawson with Dave Brubeck, and Roy Brooks with Charlie Mingus.

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The Worst That Can Be Said About a Musician

SKF NOTE: “The rhythm section, as a section, was unrecognizable to me.” That was part of Cannonball Adderley‘s response to Down Beat columnist Leonard Feather during  November 2, 1967 Down Beat “Blindfold Test.” A montly Down Beat tradition, Mr. Feather would … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 4

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here. And Part 3 by clicking here.] Q. Of the albums you made with Cannonball, are there some you … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 3

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here.] Q. Your first night with Sonny Rollins you just show up and play? No rehearsals? A. No rehearsals. We … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 1

Introduction by Scott K Fish About 40 years ago I bought Nat Adderley’s Live at Memory Lane as a cut-out LP from a Long Island, NY drug store. I didn’t know Nat Adderley at all. I have excellent instincts about … Continue reading

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Finding Art Blakey

SKF NOTE: My first memory of Art Blakey is in the early 1970’s when I was working at Sam Goody’s record store in Huntington, NY. Sam Goody’s was a great place to learn about jazz, rock, and classical music. Store … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish, Drummer Interviewer, Back in the Saddle Again

I have revisited a handful of albums, for inspiration and/or pleasure, all my adult life. A handful of albums I’ve owned first as vinyl LP’s, then as audiocassettes, then as CD’s, and now in MP3 format. Something about the feel … Continue reading

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