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Elvin with John Coltrane – Belgium 1965 (Full Performance)

SKF NOTE: Thank you, Eric Ross, for posting this whole set chance to see and hear Elvin Jones with the classic John Coltrane Quartet. It’s curious that for set’s last song, My Favorite Things, Elvin switches to a larger floor … Continue reading

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My Heart Attack

My heart attack Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • May 10, 2019 To park on the street I turned my car steering wheel right and felt a new chest pain. “Heart,” was my first instinct. But, since … Continue reading

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The Day Krupa Fired Gerry Mulligan

SKF NOTE: Gerry Mulligan wrote some great arrangements for Gene Krupa’s big band. Lemon Drop and Leave Us Leap come first to mind. I never met Mr. Mulligan, but from many accounts I’ve read, in addition to his talent as … Continue reading

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Max Roach – The Onus is Always on the Rhythm Section

SKF NOTE: Interviewing Max Roach on July 15, 1981 in his Connecticut home was, and is, one of my life’s highlights. Hearing Gene Krupa ignited my lifelong love of drumming. Hearing Max Roach for the first time gave my drumming … Continue reading

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Larry Graham Creates Bass/Snare Drums Bass Guitar Style

SKF NOTE: His distinct, revolutionary, much imitated bass playing, Larry Graham tells the interviewer, is Graham imitating a bass drum and a snare drum. That bass style help land Graham his gig with Sly and the Family Stone. “After we … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke Swingin’ ‘Til the Cows Come Home

SKF NOTE: Thank you once more to Bret Primack (aka Jazz Video Guy) for this swinging 12 minutes with jazz greats on the front line and in the rhythm section. Kenny Clarke swinging ‘til the cows come home on this … Continue reading

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Who Cares About Drum History?

SKF NOTE: There will always be drummers interested in drum history, and drummers who aren’t interested. That’s my conclusion after years concerned the who-cares-about-drum-history? side would bury the we-care-about-drum-history side. Based on my experience, if the former prevails, important pieces … Continue reading

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