Tag Archives: Scott K Fish

Fleetwood and McVie Behind the Curtain

SKF NOTE: Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie are one of pop music’s strongest, most inventive rhythm sections. Listen particularly to 1970s Fleetwood Mac on to the way Mick and John interlock drums and bass guitar with every song. … Continue reading

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Pat Martino – The Joy of Playing

SKF NOTE: My earliest memory of guitarist Pat Martino’s music is the release of his 1972 album The Visit! I was an album sales guy at Sam Goody’s in the Walt Whitman Shopping Center, Huntington, NY. Martino’s music never clicked … Continue reading

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Neal Sausen – God Bless Neil Peart

SKF NOTE: In his first email to me about his longtime drum teacher and friend, Freddie Gruber, Neal Sausen mentioned Neil Peart’s stops by Freddie’s house to visit with his dying friend, and to bring food for Neal Sausen and … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber on Record

SKF NOTE: The late drummer Freddie Gruber is known by many drummers, including me, as an exemplary teacher. Other drummers, however, say Freddie is full of hot air, a charlatan, who has somehow put a spell on Neil Peart, Buddy … Continue reading

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How Freddie Gruber Helped Me

SKF NOTE: I’ve mentioned before in my writings that Freddie Gruber, when I interviewed him, helped me overcome a bad drumming habit I had developed. A few people have asked me to talk about how Freddie helped me. I’ll do … Continue reading

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