Tag Archives: Obituary

Shelly Manne: Musicians Have a Great Life

SKF NOTE: I came across Shelly Manne’s obituary a few days ago. His playing had a major impact on me — and I still get excited discovering Manne albums I missed, and Manne albums newly reissued, or available for the … Continue reading

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Grady Tate’s Drum Lesson from Papa Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: Count me among the listeners blown away by Grady Tate’s drumming with Stan Getz on the Sweet Rain album (1967). Chick Corea (piano), and Ron Carter (bass) make up the rest of that Getz quartet. Clean, musical, swinging … Continue reading

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Jimmy Crawford Obituary (1980)

SKF NOTE: When I was learning to play brushes, Jimmy Crawford was a key influence. I would put on headphones and play along with Crawford on albums by pianists Eddie Heywood, Jr. and John Wright. Joe Morello and Alan Dawson … Continue reading

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One Night Watching Sonny Greer and Papa Jo Jones Trading Fours

SKF NOTE: Reading again my memories, written in 1982, of one night at New York City’s West End Cafe watching Sonny Greer and Papa Jo Jones trading fours with wire brushes. I’m thinking about a phone conversation with Chip Stern … Continue reading

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Phil Seaman Obituary 1972

SKF NOTE: Drummer Phil Seaman‘s obituary as it appears in the December 21, 1972 Down Beat magazine. — end —

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Tears for Natalie Cole

SKF NOTE: Tears for Natalie Cole. Very sad. A unique singer of some memorable songs, and by all appearances, a genuine, nice person. RIP, Natalie. Singer Natalie Cole Dead at 65  

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Phil Seamen Obituary

SKF NOTE: From the December 21, 1972 Down Beat.

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