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Max Roach: Every Drummer Should Play a Melodic Instrument

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The back story is posted here.  I asked Mr. Roach if he thought musicians should be aware of the business side of … Continue reading

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What You Play or Don’t Play Defines You

Neal Wilkinson talks the “masters” of drumming and Carole King musical Beautiful By Rhythm magazine “The thing I find most challenging…on…every gig, is to play creatively in a song setting. Rather than playing millions of notes, …I’ve always been focused … Continue reading

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Tony and the Tractor

SKF NOTE: Getting ready to go out last night I set my MP3 player to Herbie Hancock and Santana – Live Under the Sky 1981. Some of the tracks are the VSOP Quartet with Hancock (keyboards), Ron Carter (bass), Wynton Marsalis … Continue reading

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Tony Williams: ‘A Tribute to Miles’ Photo (1994)

SKF NOTE: A unique photo of Tony Williams by Hiroyuki Arakawa from the A Tribute To Miles CD booklet. The music is a mix of studio and live performances by Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet minus Miles Davis. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Tony Williams: ‘The Joy Of Flying’ Four-Star Review

SKF: A piece of historical perspective this morning. Down Beat‘s 1979 four star review of Tony Williams’s The Joy of Flying album.

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Appreciating Drummer Photos Pre-Internet

SKF NOTE: I suppose drummers coming of age with the internet offering limitless video and sounds of famous drummers, will never understand the impact of a single magazine photo on drummers coming of age with magazines, books, and rare t.v. … Continue reading

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Tony Williams Blue Note Reissues Fill in My Library Gaps

Every so often I look online to see if I can remove any albums on my When-Are-They-Going-To-Release-This-On-MP3? list. This week, I am happy to report I removed two Tony Williams Blue Note albums: Tokyo Live, and The Story of Neptune. … Continue reading

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