Tag Archives: Different Drummer

Remembering Eric Gravatt and Weather Report

SKF NOTE: I found this photo of drummer Eric Gravatt in the first issue of Different Drummer magazine dated September 1973, which was launched by Harry Abraham. The issues I have are mostly full of jazz record reviews with some … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne: My Best Drum Solo (1974)

SKF NOTE: Shelly Manne in 1974 names his “best” drum solo. An bit of history I saved from Harvey Siders’s column in the short-lived Different Drummer magazine. ===== Harvey Siders: Of all the recordings you’ve made, which stands out in … Continue reading

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Portrait of Art Blakey

SKF NOTE: A nice portrait of Art Blakey from the 1974 May/June Different Drummer magazine. The photographer is David D. Spitzer.

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Grady Tate 1974

SKF NOTE: A candid shot of drummer extraordinaire Grady Tate from May/June 1974 issue of Different Drummer magazine. I can listen time after time to Grady’s playing with Stan Getz, Chick Corea, and Ron Carter on Getz’s album, Sweet Rain.

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Billy Cobham: My Concept is My Own

SKF NOTE: A glimpse at Billy Cobham’s drumming concepts 41 years ago in Different Drummer magazine. Billy Cobham: My concept is my own, my personality is my own. Dynamics enhance my playing and gives a lot of contrast to the … Continue reading

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