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Remembering ‘The World’s Greatest Drummer’

SKF NOTE – My Uncle Bob sparked my lifelong love of all things drums. And one vivid recollection of Uncle Bob, probably in the late 1950s or early 1960s (he died when I was age 14) is him telling my … Continue reading

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Peart – Transitions Are the Weakness of Many a Drummer

SKF NOTE: One more of my favorite interview moments of Neil Peart explaining his drumming. Neil Peart: Transitions are much overlooked. But they’re the weakness of many a drummer. He can lay down a nice feel and move to another … Continue reading

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Tony Williams – One of the Supreme Jazz Drummers (1975)

SKF NOTE: A 45-year old concert review (Down Beat, Oct. 9, 1975) of the Tony Williams Lifetime. Hard to imagine. This is the Fred Lifetime: Alan Holdsworth (gtr), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Tony Newton (bass), and Tony Williams. DB Reviewer Scott … Continue reading

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Louis Bellson ‘Intensive Care’ Piano Trio Album (1978)

SKF NOTE: I spotted this ad for a Louis Bellson “limited edition” piano trio album, Intensive Care, on the Fall 1978 Jazz magazine back cover. I’ve heard Bellson and bassist Ray Brown on several recordings. Pianist Paul Smith plays perfect … Continue reading

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Camellia Akhamie Kies: Exceptional Drummer

SKF NOTE: Last night, quite by accident, I came across the Guitar Center video profile of drummer Camellia Akhamie Kies. I was expecting the-same-as-every-other-pop/funk-drummer. Boy, was I wrong. I can’t remember the last time I was this moved by a … Continue reading

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