Tag Archives: Rick Mattingly

Scott K Fish: Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 2 of 2

SKF NOTE: In 1994, my friend and former Modern Drummer colleague, Rick Mattingly, was on staff at the Percussive Arts Society’s magazine, Percussive Notes. Rick asked if I would expand on and take a slightly different tack on a subject I touched on in … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish: Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 1 of 2

SKF NOTE: In 1994, my friend and former Modern Drummer colleague, Rick Mattingly, was on staff at the Percussive Arts Society’s magazine, Percussive Notes. Rick asked if I would expand on and take a slightly different tack on a subject … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Life In Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer Pt. 2

In Revisiting My Life in Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer I write about how the preliminary actions the MD Editors and Art Director took in deciding which columns and feature stories were in each magazine. Using the December 1982 MD as … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Life in Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer

The job offer came at a perfect time. In the wake of a failed, intense relationship; a series of part-time typing jobs for a government agency, an insurance company and others; when my future looked bleak and it was all … Continue reading

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Elvin Jones: The Drumset is a Musical Instrument

SKF NOTE: Rick Mattingly was Modern Drummer‘s Features Editor when I was at the magazine. He was/is also publications editor for the Percussive Arts Society, and drum/percussion editor for Hal Leonard Corporation.  Rick did many good interviews for MD, including … Continue reading

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The Best Drum Solo Nobody Heard

SKF NOTE: My 5/2 post, “The Top Secret Drum Method,” in which a drummer fears someone stealing his ideas, prompted a wonderful reply from my friend, Rick Mattingly, former Modern Drummer Features Editor. Rick is correct. I not at MD … Continue reading

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Modern Drummer Cover Story: Who Decides?

If I can’t have the cover story, I’m not doing an interview at all. I witnessed three drummers flat out refuse Modern Drummer feature interviews because they wouldn’t be cover stories. The drummer with the cover story had his photo … Continue reading

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