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Terri Lyne: I Didn’t Know Girls Didn’t Play Drums

DRUMMING UP INTEREST IN NEWPORT BY BILL BROTHERTON | 2017-08-02 19:56:38 Terri Lyne Carrington: “I didn’t know that girls didn’t play drums. There was no stigma. My parents encouraged me. By late elementary school or junior high, most girls stop … Continue reading

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Did Vinnie Ruggiero Create Alan Dawson’s Swiss Rudiment Innovations?

SKF NOTE: In a large manila envelope full of letters and cards I saved from my years at Modern Drummer, I found a handwritten letter from Alan Dawson. Mr. Dawson’s letter is dated August 21, 1981, which is, as I write, … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: Boston Jazz Society Tribute 1978

SKF NOTE: The Boston Jazz Society, Inc.’s A Tribute to Percussionist Roy Haynes is a 12-page program I found among my boxes of drum memorabilia. I don’t remember how I got the Haynes program. Terri Lyne Carrington‘s father, Sonny Carrington, … Continue reading

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Terri Lyne Carrington: Drums Isn’t Everything

Terri Lyne Carrington: “I want to be a total musician, which includes writing and arranging music. I don’t want to be known as just a drummer. “To me, the most important thing is to do well in school, and to … Continue reading

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Terri Lyne Carrington: The Spiritual Journey of Being Creative

For Terri Lyne Carrington, drumming is a spiritual act by Alexander Varty on February 11th, 2015 at 12:13 PM …Terri Lyne Carrington cites Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Jack DeJohnette as her primary mentors. Like DeJohnette, she’s honed her technique … Continue reading

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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar

[SKF NOTE: I first met Terri Lyne Carrington in 1983. She was 17-years old. We sat in my Modern Drummer office and I interviewed her or the magazine. At the time she had just released her first album and had … Continue reading

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