Tag Archives: Doug Ramsey

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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Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Newly Released ’66 Vanguard Recordings

SKF NOTE: Listening this morning for the first time to the track, Big Dipper, from the newly released Thad Jones/Mel Lewis CD, All My Yesterdays: The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings, I am reminded of how great is this big … Continue reading

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Willis Conover: The Voice of American Music Behind the Iron Curtain

SKF NOTE: Thank you, Doug Ramsey, for this wonderful piece on a true missionary of American music. wsj.com The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home Willis Conover spread American culture and values across … Continue reading

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