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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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Freddie Gruber: Never Just Go ‘Tap, Tap, Tap.’ Sing!

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #2 from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. Freddie was speaking about “legitimate” percussionists he’d studied with: Morris Goldenberg, Fred Albright, and Henry Adler. I asked if any of what he learned … 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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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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Joe Morello: Technique is Expressing What’s In Your Mind

SKF NOTE: This segment from my early 1980’s Modern Drummer interview with Joe Morello is explained here. In this part, my friend and fellow drummer, Chris Conrade and I, are asking Joe about the classic drum book, Stick Control. Scott … Continue reading

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Venzella Joy Williams: Living Out Her Dream

Young, Gifted & Black: Beyonce’s Drummer, Venzella Joy Williams BY STARR NATHAN Success doesn’t happen by accident. Venzella Joy Williams, better known to family and friends as Joy is a testament to that. Venzella Joy Williams: “For years and years I … Continue reading

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Istanbul Launches 1960’s Tony Williams Tribute Cymbals

SKF NOTE: Nice idea, tribute. NAMM 2015: Istanbul launches Tony Williams tribute cymbals Based meticulous study of Tony’s original cymbals RhythmJanuary 16, 2015, 08:30 UTC NAMM 2015: Turkish cymbal maker Istanbul has announced an exciting new line, crafted in tribute … Continue reading

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