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Paul T. Riddle: The Influence of Joe Morello

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is Paul T. Riddle talking with me about the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Greatest Hits album. Specifically, Paul talks about Joe Morello‘s playing and sound and the influence Morello with the Brubeck Quartet had on Paul’s drumming. … Continue reading

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Brubeck on Roach and Odd-Time Signatures

SKF NOTE: In July 1974 I bought the current issue of Different Drummer magazine in which Doug Ramsey interviewed Dave Brubeck. A few years up the road I copied a this Dave Brubeck quote on Max Roach and odd-time signatures, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Madison: We Were Like Joe Morello’s Mascots

SKF NOTE: In August of last year I posted The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello. I remembered Jimmy Madison telling that story and I wanted to share it. Yesterday I found the transcript of my interview with Jimmy Madison. … Continue reading

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The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello

Ludwig‘s Facebook post today commemorating the company’s 400 Supra-Phonic Snare Drum reminds me of story involving drummers Jimmy Madison and Joe Morello. Madison told me the story during our interview which was published in the October 1982 Modern Drummer. Madison … Continue reading

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Asking Joe Morello: Have You Lost Your Chops?

SKF NOTE: I remember very well how nervous, how uncomfortable I was asking 48-year old Joe Morello if he had lost his chops. The back story to this interview is here. Suffice it to say I was sitting right next … Continue reading

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Joe Morello on ‘Take Five’: They’re Still Playing the Damn Thing

SKF NOTE: The back story to this interview is here. In this segment, Joe Morello tells how the classic “Take Five” came to be. Caveat: Everything Joe says here was said in good humor – which can be lost with … Continue reading

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Joe Morello on Melodic Playing

SKF NOTE: This is the fifth post on this blog from my early 1980’s interview with Joe Morello. The full back story of that interview is here.  Joe Morello: When I say “melodic” playing I don’t mean you have to … Continue reading

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