Tag Archives: Keith Copeland

Keith Copeland – Jazz Drummers Who Influenced Me and Why

SKF NOTE: I rediscovered my Keith Copeland interview transcript in July 2015. Keith and I spoke over dinner at a Centre Island, NY restaurant. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview came to pass. … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Approaching Trios to Symphony Orchestras

SKF NOTE: You don’t see many wordy posts on Life Beyond the Cymbals. Now and then I find an interview excerpt where a musician covers a topic beautifully, with an answer a bit longer than usual. But it would be … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Latin Drummers to Study

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is Keith Copeland’s expanded answer to my question: Let’s consider somebody who wants to study the great jazz drummers, but so far his only listening/playing experience has been in rock. He has no idea where to … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland – Preserving Mainstream Jazz for Black Kids (1984) 

SKF NOTE: I rediscovered my Keith Copeland interview transcript in July 2015. Keith and I spoke over dinner at a Centre Island, NY restaurant. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview came to pass. … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland MD Interview 1984

SKF NOTE: I rediscovered my Keith Copeland interview transcript in July 2015. Keith and I spoke over dinner at a Centre Island, NY restaurant. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview came to pass. But … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: You Can’t Teach Feeling

SKF NOTE: This interview was done over dinner at a Centre Island, New York restaurant in early 1980s. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview happened, nor if it was ever published in Modern … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Characteristics of a Winner Drum Student

SKF NOTE: This is the second segment I’ve posted here from my early 1980’s interview with Keith Copeland. The back story is here.  In this part of the interview Keith and I were talking about his drum students. I asked … Continue reading

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