Tag Archives: studio drummer

Anniversary of Gary Chester’s Passing – August 17

SKF NOTE: From the Gary Chester the Drummer Facebook page. Gary was a wonderful guy and, without a doubt, an innovative drummer. Check out Gary’s Facebook page if you have not already done so. Here’s the back story on my … Continue reading

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Barry Keane — Studio Drumming in Toronto 1981

SKF NOTE: Modern Drummer’s first decade was a time for discovery. Never before in my lifetime, and I think the same is true of most MD readers, had we so much indepth access to great drummers. And pro drummers never … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson: Students as Studio Drummers

SKF NOTE: Ron Spagnardi asked me to interview two drummers for Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary issue published in January 1986: Neil Peart and Alan Dawson. I don’t know exactly when this interview took place, but it was certainly in 1985. … Continue reading

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Smokey Dacus – Studio Drum Recording with Bob Wills

SKF NOTE: Smokey Dacus said he is the first drumset player to play with a country band. The full transcript of our interview is available on my blog here. The start of this tape is clipped because I had switched … Continue reading

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Jim Gordon: Talks About His Studio Drumsets (1982)

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #4 from my January 11, 1982 interview with Jim Gordon. We were talking about how Jim approached and prepared for studio sessions. Then I asked Jim what drumsets he used in the studios.

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