Tag Archives: Gary Chester

Name the Drummer, Solve a Mystery

SKF NOTE: Thanks in advance to the person who solves this mystery. A member of drummer Gary Chester’s Facebook page would like to identify the drummer in these photos. My best guess: Irv Cottler. As of this writing we don’t … Continue reading

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Gary Chester – Teaching as a Way of Life

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from my Sept. 18, 1982 with Gary Chester which I transcribed, edited, and published as a Modern Drummer feature interview. Other than a few of my Mm-hm‘s — useless mouth sounds I’ve since learned … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl On Drumming Before and After Studying with Gary Chester (1983)

SKF NOTE: This is excerpt is from my August 5, 1983 interview with Dave Weckl. Modern Drummer published a much shorter version of this interview in April 1984 as an Up and Coming profile of Weckl. I’ve posted a copy … Continue reading

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Adding a Piece to Gary Chester’s Tapestry

SKF NOTE: Last Saturday I visited Tony Cruz at his Nyack, NY home. We were meeting in person for the first time, but being interviewed on camera, by Tony, about drummer extraordinaire Gary Chester was the real purpose for my … Continue reading

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Katrina Chester Seeking Gary Chester Memorabilia for Documentary

SKF NOTE: I am happy to pass along this SOS from Gary Chester’s daughter, Katrina, who is working on a Gary Chester documentary with Tony Cruz. Here’s the original post from the offical Gary Chester Facebook page. Dear Friends, Family, … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl: ‘Up And Coming’ Profile 1984

SKF NOTE: When posting the complete transcript of my 1983 interview with Dave Weckl for Modern Drummer, I mentioned MD had published a much shorter version of the interview in April 1984 as an Up and Coming profile of Dave Weckl, which I … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl Newly Released Interview 1983 Pt. 4

SKF NOTE: This is the fourth and final installment of the complete transcript of my 1983 interview with Dave Weckl for Modern Drummer. MD published a much shorter version of this interview in April 1984 as an Up and Coming profile of Dave Weckl, which still holds up … Continue reading

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