Tag Archives: Keith Copeland

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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Keith Copeland: Building a Jazz Drummer’s Listening Library

SKF NOTE: Revisiting my drummer interviews from the early 1980s reminds me how digital audio is making so much music available at such reasonable prices. Many of the recordings drummer Keith Copeland talks about here were either out-of-print or expensive. … Continue reading

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Ballard and Rainey: Jazz is an Open-Source Code

Irish Times Never mind the whiplash, here’s some proper jazz drumming lessons Don’t believe everything you see at the movies: for great jazz sticksmen Jeff Ballard and Tom Rainey, being mentored was a joy – although Ray Charles was no … Continue reading

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