Tag Archives: Chuck Stewart

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 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 piano-less quartet used swinging, methodical arrangements. Chico’s drumming, both accompaniment and … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop’s Christmas Card

SKF NOTE:¬†Going through some boxes of writings, photos, and other leftovers last night, I found some items, like this Christmas card from Frankie Dunlop, that bring back good memories. This was probably Christmas 1984. I met two or three times … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis Gretsch Ad 1962

SKF NOTE: This Gretsch ad is from the inside back cover of the July 5, 1962 Down Beat. Another classic photo from the eye of photographer Chuck Stewart.

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Art Blakey Gretsch Ad 1958

SKF NOTE: A beautiful photo of Art Blakey and his Gretsch drumset taken by photographer extraordinaire Chuck Stewart. This was the inside front cover of Down Beat‘s March 6, 1958 issue.

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