Tag Archives: Modern Drummer

Max Roach and Steve Gadd Onstage? Sorry I Missed It

SKF NOTE: A DrumForum.org member posted an SOS regarding Max Roach. Paraphrasing, the member asked, “What’s the big deal about Max Roach? I know he’s famous. But from what I’ve seen and heard of his drumming on YouTube, I don’t … Continue reading

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Les DeMerle – It’s Not the Notes, It’s the Rests

SKF NOTE: More words of wisdom from drummer/bandleader Les DeMerle. The back story to our interview is here. Scott K Fish: Is it possible for a drummer to become so technically exact and proficient that the naturalness of his playing … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes on Papa Jo Jones (1986)

SKF NOTE: More words of wisdom from drum pioneer Roy Haynes about drum pioneer Papa Jo Jones. Roy Haynes: “Young drummers who never got to see Papa Jo play missed the treat of their lives. “Jo Jones had a feeling … Continue reading

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Tony Williams Shure Drum Mic Ad 1994

SKF NOTE: This full page Tony Williams ad is in the March 1994 Modern Drummer.

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Fred Below – Full Interview – Tape A Side A (1982)

SKF NOTE: Among my interviews with drummers, a few are the only known interviews – at least full length interviews – with a few drummers. Jim Gordon is one. Frankie Dunlop is another. And Fred Below is a third. Fred … Continue reading

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