Tag Archives: Jon McCaslin

Revisiting Chris Smith’s Bio of Mel Lewis

SKF NOTE: Mel Lewis biographer Chris Smith has some new to me photos and music he’s sharing on Jon McCaslin’s Four On The Floor blog. I especially like the 7-minute live, unrehearsed duet between Mel Lewis and tenor saxophonist Bob … Continue reading

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Tony Williams 1987 Clinic Videos

SKF NOTE: Excellent series of 1987 Tony Williams drum clinic video/audio clips over at drummer Jon McCaslin’s blog: Four On The Floor. Thank you, Jon. — end —

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Vinnie Ruggiero’s Drum Method Book Available

SKF NOTE: Jon McCaslin posted some wonderful news recently on his Four On The Floor blog. Vinnie Ruggiero’s handwritten jazz drumming method book is now available thanks to Vinnie’s son. Since the early 1980’s I have personally heard stories about … Continue reading

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Time to Retire Ding-Dinga-Ding?

SKF NOTE: Is it time to retire ding-dinga-ding-dinga? Jon McCaslin’s drumming blog, Four On The Floor, is among my favorites. Dr. McCaslin posts unique drum videos that say something. A recent video is from new-to-me drummer Joe Farnsworth‘s master class … Continue reading

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Jon McCaslin’s ‘Sunalta’ CD: I Want to Hear It Again

I had a pleasant surprise yesterday. On a 150-mile highway drive I listened – listened, not had-on-in-the-background – to Jon McCaslin’s CD Sunalta on the Cellar Live label. Four measures into song one — the title track — I felt … Continue reading

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