Tag Archives: Stan Getz

Grady Tate’s Drum Lesson from Papa Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: Count me among the listeners blown away by Grady Tate’s drumming with Stan Getz on the Sweet Rain album (1967). Chick Corea (piano), and Ron Carter (bass) make up the rest of that Getz quartet. Clean, musical, swinging … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: Think Dynamics All The Time

SKF NOTE: Among my boxes of drumming memorabilia are a couple of legal size folders from Charlie Perry full of written material. Charlie was a noted drum teacher and author. His best known method book, perhaps, is The Art of Modern … Continue reading

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Grady Tate: I Listened to Sound

SKF NOTE: Revisiting a 1979 interview with drummer extraordinaire Grady Tate this morning. At first I am surprised to read Grady is not the product of a “formal” drum education. And as I read, I’m remembering my introduction to Grady … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: Beautiful Brushwork on ‘I’m Late, I’m Late’

SKF NOTE: Stan Getz collaboration with composer and arranger Eddie Sauter recorded in 1961. One of my longstanding “go to” albums,  Focus is beautiful music with some great Roy Haynes drumming. Check out Roy’s brushwork — his musicianship — on I’m … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes Drum Clinic: ‘Nobody Teaches Like That’

SKF NOTE: This segment is from my interview with Roy Haynes at his home on November 15, 1978. According to my notes “It was raining, traffic was heavy, a chilly…evening, and I was nervous about meeting him. We had spoken … Continue reading

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