Tag Archives: Drummer

Doug Clifford: Music Quality Has Gone Down with Technology

http://www.mrt.com Creedence drummer Doug Clifford ponders the then and now By Rich Lopez jrlopez@mrt.com Published 8:26 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 The music industry “Rock ‘n’ roll was pretty new when I started back in 1953. Radio was certainly different and … Continue reading

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Will Calhoun: My Drum Gear (1989)

SKF NOTE: Among my favorite interviews, I am sorry to say none of my interview with Will Calhoun ever saw the light of day. By July 1989 I had been gone from my spot as Modern Drummer‘s managing editor almost … Continue reading

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Barry Keane and Scott K Fish

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane and I catching up briefly onstage at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine after Gordon Lightfoot’s May 17, 2017 performance. I love Barry’s expression. He seems to be thinking, “If I’m patient, I’m sure Fish will make his … Continue reading

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Ravish Momin: Music From a Country that Doesn’t Exist

SKF NOTE: Because of his several musical cultural influences, Ravish Momin calls his music “folk music from nowhere” or “music that exists from a country that doesn’t exist.” This morning, browsing through drumming news, I found this performance announcement and … Continue reading

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Daniel Humair: Musical Drumming Brilliance

SKF NOTE: I can’t remember if my aural introduction to Daniel Humair was on record with Phil Woods‘s European Rhythm Machine or as a member of Jim Hall’s trio on his It’s Nice To Be With You album. I bought … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka and the Talking Drum Concept

SKF NOTE: I love this concept, this approach to playing the drumset. Talking drums, indeed. Even more, I would love hearing David Dockery — or another drummer comfortable with this approach — using it within a band. Comping behind other … Continue reading

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The Worst That Can Be Said About a Musician

SKF NOTE: “The rhythm section, as a section, was unrecognizable to me.” That was part of Cannonball Adderley‘s response to Down Beat columnist Leonard Feather during  November 2, 1967 Down Beat “Blindfold Test.” A montly Down Beat tradition, Mr. Feather would … Continue reading

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