Tag Archives: Modern Drummer

Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side B

SKF NOTE: If you’re coming to this Tape A Side B before my posting of Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side A, the rest of the info in this post is the same as the info in … Continue reading

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Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side A

SKF NOTE: I posted the back story, the genesis, of this interview, on my blog, right here, so I won’t repeat the story. This interview with musician Jim Gordon took place January 11, 1982. That makes it 38 years old. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart – Fun with the Four-On-the-Floor Bass Drum

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from the full transcript of my 1986 conversation with Neil Peart. Here’s the back story. Right before I asked this question about playing in 4/4 time, Neil spoke at some length about using odd-time signatures … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson – Discovering You’re Playing Drums by Yourself

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my interview with Alan Dawson for Modern Drummer’s January 1986 10th Anniversary Issue. The interview took place in 1985 in Alan Dawson’s Massachusetts’ home living room over Dawson-made tuna fish sandwiches. This is part … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Paul English

SKF NOTE: Rest in peace, Paul English, who was to Willie Nelson what Sonny Greer was to Duke Ellington. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and interviewing Mr. English for his Modern Drummer feature interview. These two Paul English photos are from … Continue reading

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RIP Neil Peart – Traveling Invisible Highways

RIP Neil Peart – traveling invisible highways Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 17, 2020 The news came through first at 7:12 pm; a voice message from friend Chip Stern, driving his taxi in Brooklyn, N.Y. … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson – Respect for the Roots, History of Jazz

SKF NOTE: This interview circa 1986-87 is from my sit down with Alan Dawson in his Massachusetts home for Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue. I’ve posted several excerpts from the interview — audio and print — on this blog. In … Continue reading

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