Tag Archives: Roy McCurdy

Three Roy’s and a Dawson: In Concert 1971

SKF NOTE: Here’s another hour of in concert video of some top shelf musicians. The drummers are Roy Haynes with Jimmy Smith, Roy McCurdy with Cannonball Adderley, Alan Dawson with Dave Brubeck, and Roy Brooks with Charlie Mingus.

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Roy McCurdy: Taking More Private Students

SKF NOTE: From Roy McCurdy’s Facebook page. What a great opportunity for drummers. If you need Roy McCurdy backgrounder info, here’s Roy’s interview with me late last year. Roy McCurdy October 13 at 1:39pm · I have decided to take more … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 4

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here. And Part 3 by clicking here.] Q. Of the albums you made with Cannonball, are there some you … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 3

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here.] Q. Your first night with Sonny Rollins you just show up and play? No rehearsals? A. No rehearsals. We … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 2

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1.] Q. How did you get the gig with Roy Eldridge? A. He was amazing. The reason I got that gig is, I was probably one of the … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 1

Introduction by Scott K Fish About 40 years ago I bought Nat Adderley’s Live at Memory Lane as a cut-out LP from a Long Island, NY drug store. I didn’t know Nat Adderley at all. I have excellent instincts about … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish, Drummer Interviewer, Back in the Saddle Again

I have revisited a handful of albums, for inspiration and/or pleasure, all my adult life. A handful of albums I’ve owned first as vinyl LP’s, then as audiocassettes, then as CD’s, and now in MP3 format. Something about the feel … Continue reading

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