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Max Roach Gretsch Ad 1959

SKF NOTE: A classic Chuck Stewart Gretsch ad with Max Roach from the October 29, 1959 Down Beat.

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Frankie Dunlop: We Never Rehearsed with Monk

SKF NOTE: A snippet from my 1983-84 interview with Frankie Dunlop. What’s missing here is the sound of Frankie’s voice. He was an amazing impersonator. When he was quoting Thelonious Monk here, he became Thelonious Monk in speech and manner. Very … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Drum Endorsements

SKF NOTE: This interview circa 1986-87 is from my sit down with Alan Dawson in his Massachusetts home for Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue. I was freelance writing again for MD. Some of what Alan says about drums he endorsed was … Continue reading

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Meet Don Lamond: Studio Man Supreme (1958)

SKF NOTE: From the March 20, 1958 Down Beat. Interview by Editor Don DeMichael. There may be other Don Lamond interviews, but I can’t remember seeing any. This piece cites interesting history. I knew Lamond played in Woody Herman‘s band. I … Continue reading

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Remembering Chico Hamilton

SKF NOTE: As with many other drummers, I was hooked on Chico Hamilton‘s playing from the moment I heard him with the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet on Walking Shoes. The pianoless quartet used swinging, methodical arrangements. Chico’s drumming, both accompaniment and … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: Paul T. Riddle

SKF NOTE: Paul T. Riddle (aka “P.T.”) was my first interview as Modern Drummer‘s Managing Editor. We conducted the bulk of this interview in his hotel room in New Jersey. The Marshall Tucker Band was playing at what was then the … Continue reading

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Wanted: Back Story to this Tony Williams Drumset

SKF NOTE: My Kingdom for the first person who can tell us the back story to Tony Williams’s drumset in this photo. The photo was posted by Bruce Ditmas on Facebook. Bruce credits it to Norbert Brycht. Thank you everyone.

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