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Drummer Shortcomings Lead to Innovations Pt 2 – Roy Haynes

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, 9/22/20, I wrote about Kenny Clarke’s frustration trying to play left handed snare accents while crossing his right arm over-and-above his left while keeping time on his hi-hat. His frustration was the catalyst for Clarke’s experimenting with … Continue reading

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Drummer Shortcomings Lead to Innovations

SKF NOTE: Sometimes innovations in drumming – stylistic and/or equipment changes that become standard – begin as one drummer’s, or a few drummers’, workaround to a shortcoming. Discovering the root of such innovations is a favorite part of studying drumming/music … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge on Sonor Drums – 1975

SKF NOTE: An ad from the May 20, 1975 Down Beat magazine. Tommy Aldridge is an imaginative drummer. He was bound to Black Oak Arkansas by contract long after he lost interest in the group. Tommy’s still drumming really well. … Continue reading

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Jaimo on Camco Drums at Home (1980)

SKF NOTE: This is a somewhat blurry shot of Jaimo in his home practice room, Macon, GA, circa 1980. I was visiting for the weekend, I believe. Jaimo and Butch had agreed to a feature cover story interview for Modern … Continue reading

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Tony Williams with VSOP II in Japan 1983

SKF NOTE: It’s a happy day when I find a previously unknown, to me, VSOP Quintet album or YouTube video. Such was the case last night. Scrolling through pages of Amazon MP3 jazz albums I found this promising looking album, … Continue reading

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