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Frankie Dunlop: Monk’s Lesson on Slow vs Fast Playing (First Time Audio)

SKF NOTE: One of my favorite parts of my interviews with the great drummer Frankie Dunlop. Now, for the first time, listeners can hear Frankie describe his lesson from Thelonious Monk on playing fast vs playing slow — including Frankie’s … Continue reading

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Audio: Frankie Dunlop: Never Rehearsed With Monk 12/13/84

SKF NOTE: Frankie Dunlop agreed to a feature interview for Modern Drummer magazine, which was published in 1984. I didn’t know at the time my interview sessions with Frankie would be his only full-length interview. Now, 30 plus years later I am digitizing Frankie’s … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop: Gene Krupa’s Kindness to an Upcoming Drummer

SKF NOTE: I was hanging out with friends outside Clark Tuthill’s house in Centerport, NY in the late 1960s. Clark’s record player was outside too. He was listening – as was often the case – to a Thelonious Monk album. … Continue reading

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