Tag Archives: Max Weinberg

Jaimoe: The Decision to Be a Pro Musician

SKF NOTE: This is a small piece of a longer interview that took place on April 3, 1982 after an Elvin Jones drum clinic at Professional Percussion Center in New York City. Taking part in the interview were Max Weinberg, … Continue reading

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Paul T. Riddle and Max Weinberg: What If You’re Not Having Fun?

SKF NOTE: My three-way exchange with drummers Max Weinberg and Paul T. Riddle had never before seen the light of day. I’ve posted one segment from the interview. In the early 1980s, Max and I were collaborating on a drum … Continue reading

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The Max Weinberg Modern Drummer Cover Photo That Got Away

SKF NOTE: When either I remember or someone tells me this photographer’s last name — I will credit him. And I apologize in advance for not remembering his full name. I met him twice, as I recall. Very nice guy … Continue reading

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Max Weinberg and Paul T. Riddle: The Role of a Drummer in a Band

SKF NOTE: This three-way exchange with drummers Max Weinberg and Paul T. Riddle has never before seen the light of day before now. In the early 1980s, Max and I were collaborating on a drum book. Part way into that … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Ends the Show Mid-Solo

In the early 1980’s, Max Weinberg asked if I’d like to see Buddy Rich playing at either New York University or Columbia University – I can’t remember which. Of course, I said, “Yes.” I saw Buddy Rich play live about … Continue reading

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Russ Kunkel on Success as a Drummer

In the early 1980’s, Max Weinberg and I were working on a book that, unfortunately, never happened. But along the way, Max and I had a handful of interesting interviews with drummers. When we asked if he could pinpoint the … Continue reading

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Are Drummers a Dying Breed?

Linn Drum (Photo courtesy VintageSynth.com) A Drum Forum drummer using the name “homeby5” has thread titled, “Are We a Dying Breed?” “When I was young I was attracted like crazy to live music with one catch….they had to have a … Continue reading

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