Tag Archives: Sonny Rollins

Elvin Outlines his Soloing Thought Processes

SKF NOTE: It’s not uncommon, in drum forums, for a drummer to ask for help understanding Elvin Jones’s drumming. Count me among drummers who spent a long time listening and trying to “get” what Elvin was doing during his solos, … Continue reading

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A Sound All Your Own is Most Important

  SKF NOTE: I always read books with a pencil nearby for underlining good passages so I can easily return to them. Sound is at the heart of the musical conception of great jazz musicians. Miles Davis once said to … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 3

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here.] Q. Your first night with Sonny Rollins you just show up and play? No rehearsals? A. No rehearsals. We … Continue reading

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Interview with Roy McCurdy by Scott K Fish Pt. 2

[SKF NOTE: You can read my introduction to Roy McCurdy’s interview in Part 1.] Q. How did you get the gig with Roy Eldridge? A. He was amazing. The reason I got that gig is, I was probably one of the … Continue reading

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My First Stop-Me-In-My-Tracks Moment with Alan Dawson

by Scott K Fish September 14, 2014 I first heard Alan Dawson on at least one of his many sideman dates for Prestige records. I heard it said Mr. Dawson was an in-house drummer for Prestige – which, according to … Continue reading

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