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Musical Trio Drumming of Gene Krupa in 1945

SKF NOTE: I love Gene Krupa’s playing in all settings, but I hold a special place in my heart for his small group drumming. Here’s a familiar swing era tune, “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” with very musical playing by Krupa … Continue reading

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Joe English – Seated at a Table I Don’t Cross My Hands Over to Eat

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story to my interviews with Joe English. In this excerpt, Joe talks about always playing a right-handed drumset without crossing his hands over. Joe English: I’ve been playing like that all my life. When drummers … Continue reading

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Art Blakey — Blowin’ the Blues Away 1945

SKF NOTE: I do not own the copyright to this track and I will gladly remove it. This is track 1, Side 1, of a vinyl LP I bought called Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945. The graphic here is from the … Continue reading

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Woody Herman: Davey Tough Was Magic in His Eyes

SKF NOTE: I first heard John Von Ohlen on Stan Kenton’s Stan Kenton Today: Recorded Live in London album. And, son of a gun, I happened upon a YouTube video of the 1972 Kenton band in concert in London — … Continue reading

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What Are Schools For?

What are schools for? Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • June 21, 2019 In junior high school, and high school, two “guidance” counselors told me I should drop out of school. I was never going to make … Continue reading

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Ed Soph – Helping a Student Figure Out Swing (1978)

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is from my interview with Ed Soph on May 19, 1978 at his home, a rental cabin, in the woods of Garrison, NY near West Point. It was my first time meeting Ed. A few years … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes – Previously Unreleased 1961 Live Recording w/ Stan Getz Quartet

SKF NOTE: Listening to my copy as I write. Great band all around. Roy Haynes burns. “Getz At The Gate” is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an … Continue reading

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