Tag Archives: James Black

James Black on his Drums, Cymbals, Tuning

SKF NOTE: The full back story on this interview is posted on my blog here. James Black is speaking here from his New Orleans home. I was in my Modern Drummer office. In this excerpt Mr. Black is answering my … Continue reading

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James Black on Playing Brushes

SKF NOTE: The full back story on this interview is posted on my blog here. In brief, my James Black interview appeared in the December 1982 Modern Drummer. The first person to get me excited about James Black’s drumming was … Continue reading

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James Black: How I Got Into Playing Jazz

SKF NOTE: My James Black interview appeared in the December 1982 Modern Drummer. The first person to get me excited about James Black’s drumming was Jaimoe. We were listening to records and Jaimoe asked me if I’d ever heard James … Continue reading

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James Black: Early Drumming Influences

SKF NOTE: My opening question to James Black was, “Early on, was there a person, or something that influenced your decision to play drums instead of another instrument, or something else altogether?” Mr. Black’s answer is part mystery. His main … Continue reading

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Audio: James Black on His Drum Equipment, His Sound, and His Upcoming Album (1982)

SKF NOTE: My James Black interview appeared in the December 1982 Modern Drummer. The first person to get me excited about James Black’s drumming was Jaimoe. We were listening to records and Jaimoe asked me if I’d ever heard James … Continue reading

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James Black: They Don’t Want You to Shine; You Shine Anyway

SKF NOTE – I posted the transcript of this excerpt on my blog on March 24, 2016. James Black’s words, heard in his own voice, are so much better. I asked Mr. Black if he had a drum philosophy, based … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: James Black

SKF NOTE: My James Black interview appeared in the December 1982 Modern Drummer. The first person to get me excited about James Black’s drumming was Jaimoe. We were listening to records and Jaimoe asked me if I’d ever heard James … Continue reading

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