Tag Archives: Jo Jones

Alan Dawson – Discovering You’re Playing Drums by Yourself

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my interview with Alan Dawson for Modern Drummer’s January 1986 10th Anniversary Issue. The interview took place in 1985 in Alan Dawson’s Massachusetts’ home living room over Dawson-made tuna fish sandwiches. This is part … Continue reading

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Sonny Greer on Buddy Rich and Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: My interview with Sonny Greer took place at Sonny’s New York City apartment on March 4, 1981, published in an edited version in the November 1981 Modern Drummer. Brooks Kerr, a pianist and Duke Ellington aficionado, was performing … Continue reading

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Jo Jones: Magician on Drums

SKF NOTE: Web surfing last night I found this Jo Jones clip I’d never seen before. Great camera angle. This is not the best Jo Jones I’ve either seen or heard — but it’s very good, wonderful to study. Thank you, … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Innovators

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Alan Dawson published in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary Issue in 1986. Here Alan is talking about drum innovators. Alan Dawson: Innovators are very few. Innovators trod a lonely path. I don’t know who’s the … Continue reading

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John Densmore: Random Thoughts on Drumming

Day of the Drum by John Densmore / Founding member of The Doors – We drummers all know that our mother’s heartbeat was the first instrument we heard. As a race, we’ve all been trying to get back to that womb. … Continue reading

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