Tag Archives: Freddie Gruber

Jim Chapin on Freddie Gruber’s Drumming 1949-50 (Audio)

SKF NOTE: This recording, which I wasn’t sure I still had, is one of my favorite moments from preparing to write a profile of Freddie Guber. I came across an unmarked cassette this morning, inserted it into my tape player, … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber Has No Recordings; How Do We Know He Can Teach?

SKF NOTE: If there are no band or performance recordings of drum teachers — how do we know if what they’re teaching is valid? Rafik Mankarios (or someone able to post under Mr. Mankarios’s “RM Drums” YouTube account) listened to this … Continue reading

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Audio: Freddie Gruber: Teaching Saved My Life

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #6 from Freddie Gruber’s interview with Scott K Fish circa 1983.

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Freddie Gruber: Criteria for Taking on a New Student

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #5 from my interview with Freddie Gruber circa 1983.

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Audio: Freddie Gruber on The Musical Big Sid Catlett

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. I posted the back story of this interview on an earlier post.

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Audio: Freddie Gruber on The Marvelous Magic of Dave Tough

SKF NOTE: Excerpt from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. I posted my memory of this interview on an earlier post. I am so grateful to have met and interviewed gifted people like Freddie Gruber, … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber: Learning, Teaching Awareness of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony in Drumming

SKF NOTE: Excerpted from my late 1983 or early 1984 interview with Freddie Gruber. I don’t know how much, if any, of this excerpt is in Modern Drummer’s Focus on Teachers interview, but this excerpt differs in one respect. These … Continue reading

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