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Frankie Dunlop – Complete Interview Pt 2 of 7

SKF NOTE: – In this second session Frankie and I focus on his formative years. Key names discussed here are Maynard Ferguson, Moe Koffmann, Thelonious Monk, The Five Spot, John Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, Shadow Wilson, Charlie Mingus, Dannie Richmond, Sonny … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop – Complete Interview Pt 1 of 7

SKF NOTE – Over the next few weeks I am making available my full interview, no edits, with Frankie Dunlop. The interview took place in 1984 in two sessions. The first session, on October 16, 1984, was at my former … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland – Jazz Drummers Who Influenced Me and Why

SKF NOTE: I rediscovered my Keith Copeland interview transcript in July 2015. Keith and I spoke over dinner at a Centre Island, NY restaurant. I have forgotten the restaurant name. Neither do I remember how this interview came to pass. … Continue reading

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Unreleased Frankie Dunlop with Monk Quartet 1963

SKF NOTE: Wow! Unreleased Monk with Frankie Dunlop on drums. Live! Thank you, Gearbox Records. I bought an MP3 copy of this last night. Frankie, as always, plays great. His drum sound is deep, wide open. Don’t miss it. Here’s … Continue reading

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Chico Hamilton on Thelonious Monk

“My favorite explanation of why [Thelonious] Monk’s playing was ground-breaking came from Chico Hamilton: ‘Man, I have played with piano players who play with all the white keys. I have played with piano players who have played with all the … Continue reading

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Monk’s Cure for Drummers Who Won’t Keep Good Time

SKF NOTE: One of my most memorable drummer interview stories: Thelonious Monk’s cure for drummer’s who can’t keep time. This is from Paul Motian‘s 1980 interview. If I can locate Paul’s telling of this story on tape I will digitize … Continue reading

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Frankie Dunlop: Gene Krupa Arranges Slingerland Endorsement

SKF NOTE: Gene Krupa‘s kindness to Frankie Dunlop early in Frankie’s career is covered in my blog post, Frankie Dunlop: Gene Krupa’s Kindness to an Upcoming Drummer. In this audio excerpt you can hear Frankie telling the whole story. Frankie was … Continue reading

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