Tag Archives: Chuck Stewart

Carl Palmer Gretsch Identity Crisis Ad (1979)

SKF NOTE: World class drums (Gretsch) and a world class drummer (Carl Palmer). The first time I saw this magazine ad (1979) I was puzzled. Gretsch set the advertising photo bar very, very high with the company’s 1960s black-and-white ads … Continue reading

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Between Beginner and Buddy Rich

SKF NOTE: This 1958 photo of Chico Hamilton brings back memories of a turning point in my learning to be a jazz drummer. The first two jazz drummers I noticed, who really grabbed my attention, were Gene Krupa and Buddy … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes ‘Out of the Afternoon’ Photo

SKF NOTE: A favorite photo by Chuck Stewart of Roy Haynes from Haynes’s Out of the Afternoon CD booklet. Great album with Roland Kirk, Tommy Flanagan, and Henry Grimes.

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Elvin Jones Session Photo (1963)

SKF NOTE: Nice Charles Stewart photo of Elvin Jones during an October 1963 recording session for Johnny Hartman’s I Just Dropped By To Say Hello album.

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What Makes a Music Photographer Good?

SKF NOTE: I wrote in an earlier post about, from my perspective as Modern Drummer‘s managing editor, what makes a music journalist good. I said I would write as well about what makes a music photographer good. A picture is … Continue reading

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Max Roach Gretsch Ad 1959

SKF NOTE: A classic Chuck Stewart Gretsch ad with Max Roach from the October 29, 1959 Down Beat.

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Remembering Chico Hamilton

SKF NOTE: As with many other drummers, I was hooked on Chico Hamilton‘s playing from the moment I heard him with the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet on Walking Shoes. The pianoless quartet used swinging, methodical arrangements. Chico’s drumming, both accompaniment and … Continue reading

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