Tag Archives: Ed Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy: Dave Tough Like Elvin in His Sense of Time

SKF NOTE: In 1985 I clipped and saved Whitney Balliett‘s piece, Little Davey Tough, from my copy of The New Yorker magazine. This was a writer’s standard pre-internet method for building a personal resource library. Mr. Balliett’s piece is timeless … Continue reading

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Ed Shaugnessy: Non-Stop Believer in Teaching Drumming Traditions

SKF NOTE: The Who Reads Modern Drummer? ad campaign is still one of my favorite ideas. I’m glad founder/publisher Ron Spagnardi agreed. And I’m glad well-known drummers agreed. Here’s the ad campaign back story. Along with Ed Shaughnessy’s letter I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy Launches ‘Energy Force’ Big Band

SKF NOTE: An pre-internet example of how drummers kept up with news of our favorite players. This December 19, 1974 Down Beat magazine release about Ed Shaughnessy‘s “new 17-piece ensemble” Energy Force has a photo of Mr. Shaughnessy worth studying. … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy and Rogers Drums (1970)

SKF NOTE: Ed Shaughnessy was a role model for drummers aspiring to be all-around professional drummers. I always studied Ed with The Tonight Show band, and I even found two old jazz albums with Ed on drums when such albums were … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy: The Buddy Rich ‘Old Whip Cream Roll’

SKF NOTE: Yesterday I was using YouTube to find how-to videos for playing press rolls. I came across this Ed Shaughnessy lesson — which is great on a couple of levels. Thank you to the person who uploaded this video … Continue reading

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