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The Strange 1972 TV Appearance of Buddy Rich

SKF NOTE: Starting with the album cover, continuing with the opening sound of Buddy Rich’s sticks on his hi-hat cymbal bell(s) on Side 1 Track 1’s “Space Shuttle,” Buddy’s 1972 “Stick It” album is excellent. I bought the album when … Continue reading

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Grady Tate’s Drum Lesson from Papa Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: Count me among the listeners blown away by Grady Tate’s drumming with Stan Getz on the Sweet Rain album (1967). Chick Corea (piano), and Ron Carter (bass) make up the rest of that Getz quartet. Clean, musical, swinging … Continue reading

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Grady Tate: I Listened to Sound

SKF NOTE: Revisiting a 1979 interview with drummer extraordinaire Grady Tate this morning. At first I am surprised to read Grady is not the product of a “formal” drum education. And as I read, I’m remembering my introduction to Grady … Continue reading

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Grady Tate 1974

SKF NOTE: A candid shot of drummer extraordinaire Grady Tate from May/June 1974 issue of Different Drummer magazine. I can listen time after time to Grady’s playing with Stan Getz, Chick Corea, and Ron Carter on Getz’s album, Sweet Rain.

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