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Drums: Pass It On

SKF NOTE: During the Moses Brown School’s “Creative Conversation” with Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, an audience member asks about their early influences. Chick asks the questioner if she plays an instrument. She tells him she is primarily a drummer. … Continue reading

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Corea, Gadd ‘Creative Conversation’

SKF NOTE: This morning I spotted this “Creative Conversation” with Steve Gadd, Chick Corea, and the audience at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI. I surprised myself by listening and watching the entire 50-minute video. A very relaxed, informative Q&A … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: Katrina Chester let me know this morning that Modern Drummer is making available online Gary Chester’s April 1983 feature interview. Today, October 27, is Gary’s birthday. Thinking back to first meeting Gary, to MD Founder Ron Spagnardi’s approving … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich – Always There Until

SKF NOTE: One afternoon, in March 1987, my Oxford, MD apartment phone rang. Paul T. Riddle was calling from South Carolina. He and I remain friends after I interviewed him in 1980 for Modern Drummer magazine. Paul loves jazz drumming. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart – My Studies with Freddie Gruber

SKF NOTE: This morning in St. Petersburg, FL, downloading for a project, several large video files, I pass the time reading, writing, and ridding my MacBook Pro of unwanted files. I’m also finding some gems, such as Neil Peart’s Freddie … Continue reading

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