Tag Archives: Obituary

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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Studying Kenny Dorham

SKF NOTE: My pattern of studying music history: When I hear for the first time a musician I like, I then listen to their every album and read everything I can about them. That’s true of all music genres. In … Continue reading

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Remembering Hall Overton with Thelonious Monk

SKF NOTE: Hall Overton arranged two big band dates for Thelonious Monk. Both concerts were recorded and originally released, in part, on vinyl. Thanks to digital technology the entire concerts are available on CD and in MP3 format. Just a few … Continue reading

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