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Always One Good Musical Takeaway

SKF NOTE: One night at a club in Illinois, back when I was earning a living as a drummer, musician friends and I were checking out the band. This was not a name band. It was a lounge band traveling … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Drums, Gear, and Individual Sound

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from an in-person interview with Alan Dawson in his living room over a tuna fish sandwich. The more complete back story is here. Here’s Alan Dawson answering my questions about the need for us to … Continue reading

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Mickey Roker with Lee Morgan – ‘The Complete Live at the Lighthouse’ Coming Soon

SKF NOTE: Blue Note Records has some exciting news for fans of trumpeter Lee Morgan and drummer Mickey Roker. The Complete Live at the Lighthouse session will be released this July 30. That’s 12 sets of music, including four hours … Continue reading

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‘The Boy With a Drum’ – An Inspiration

SKF NOTE: I found this jewel in a box of 62 Little Golden Books. The drummer boy marches through his town, practicing his drum, with a parade of animals following along — and no one yells at him to “Stop … Continue reading

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If We Are To Have Great Music

SKF NOTE: Here’s a bit of universal wisdom from the great pianist/composer Sergei Rachmaninoff from a book I’m reading: If we are to have great music we must return to the fundamentals which made the music of the past great. … Continue reading

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