Tag Archives: Scott K Fish

Frankie Dunlop – Complete Interview Pt 2 of 7

SKF NOTE: – In this second session Frankie and I focus on his formative years. Key names discussed here are Maynard Ferguson, Moe Koffmann, Thelonious Monk, The Five Spot, John Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson, Charlie Mingus, Dannie Richmond, Sonny … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop – Complete Interview Pt 1 of 7

SKF NOTE – Over the next few weeks I am making available my full interview, no edits, with Frankie Dunlop. The interview took place in 1984 in two sessions. The first session, on October 16, 1984, was at my former … Continue reading

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Levon Helm’s Down Home Style and Sound

SKF NOTE: This terrific Levon Helm video arrived yesterday on my Twitter feed. Thank you, Daniel Bedard, for your original posting. I’m reminded of what a powerhouse musician we had in Levon Helm. He sang with one of pop music’s … Continue reading

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In Love with Art Blakey’s Minimalist Drumming

SKF NOTE: Art Blakey is well-known as a powerful drummer, a great bandleader, and one of jazz’s best talent spotters. His near constant hi-hat played on beats two and four, his musical drum soloing, his press roll — these are … Continue reading

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Kenny Clarke – Magic Brushes 1961

SKF NOTE: Some eye opening brush work from The One, The Only Kenny Clarke with the Bud Powell Trio. Phew!

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Von Ohlen – How the Blue Wisp Big Band Got Started

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from the full transcript of my 10/12/1984 phone interview with John Von Ohlen. He was at home. I was in my Modern Drummer office in New Jersey. Scott K Fish: How did the Blue Wisp … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop – Johnny Rowland Showed Me the Key to Coordination

SKF NOTE: An excerpt from the edited transcript of my 1984 interview with Frankie Dunlop. Just before this part of the interview we had been discussing Frankie’s formative years as a drummer. The reference here to Charli Persip and Ed … Continue reading

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