Tag Archives: Modern Drummer

Max Weinberg: How He Tunes His Snare

SKF NOTE: This is another conversation from one back-up cassette I sometimes used at Modern Drummer for short phone interviews, such as getting answers to reader questions from drummers. I had interviewed Max Weinberg for his April 1982 cover story. … Continue reading

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Sam Ulano – He Makes Me Look Like a Jerk

SKF NOTE: Sometimes feedback at Modern Drummer was negative. But in my experience, such feedback was a good way to learn and, when necessary, to correct the record. This is a brief, partial exchange I had with Sam “Mr. Rhythm” … Continue reading

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Matt Frenette: Drummer, Producer Recording Studio Relationship (1983)

SKF NOTE: The band, Loverboy, was very popular at the time of my interview with Matt Frenette for a Modern Drummer cover story. This was the second interview with Matt. The first was done by one of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson: Innovator vs Innovative

SKF NOTE: In 1985, Alan Dawson invited me to his Massachusetts home for this interview, part of which was included in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue January 1986. As time allows I am converting portions of the Mr. Dawson’s interview … Continue reading

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Monk’s Cure for Drummers Who Won’t Keep Good Time

SKF NOTE: One of my most memorable drummer interview stories: Thelonious Monk’s cure for drummer’s who can’t keep time. This is from Paul Motian‘s 1980 interview. If I can locate Paul’s telling of this story on tape I will digitize … Continue reading

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Remembering Paul Motian: Songs and Drumming

SKF NOTE: Last week and this week I am putting together audio excerpts for posting from my interview with Paul Motian, published in the April-May 1980 Modern Drummer. The first I remember hearing, and being drawn to Paul Motian’s drumming … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes – You Figure The Interviewer Will Be Creative (1978)

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from my interview with Roy Haynes at his home on November 15, 1978. Roy Haynes was a challenging interview, questioning or dissecting most of my questions. It almost impossible for me to have the go … Continue reading

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