Tag Archives: Yamaha

Vinnie Colaiuta Yamaha Endorsement Photo (1985)

SKF NOTE: My educated guess on this Vinnie Colaiuta endorsement picture, found among my file folders, is that Yamaha sent it to me when I was gathering info for CREEM’s 1985 Drum Supplement. I was surprised and disappointed then at … Continue reading

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Steve Gadd’s Famous Zildjian, Yamaha, Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: I had not seen this Zildjian Steve Gadd advertisement in many years. But a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the ad on the back cover of Modern Drummer‘s October 1981 issue — and I smiled. Zildjian used … Continue reading

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David Dix Drum Setup for The Outlaws’ ‘Ghost Riders’ Album

SKF NOTE: David Dix is teaching drums at A.J. Percussion in Tampa, Florida. On November 16, 1981, David was on the road with The Outlaws having recently released the band’s sixth album, Ghost Riders. Our mutual friend, drummer Paul T. … Continue reading

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Larrie Londin: I Think of My Power as Trying to be Solid

SKF NOTE: Larrie Londin gives good advice in this Yamaha ad from the August 1984 Canadian Musician magazine. For example: “A lot of times, people think power means bashing on the drums. I think of my power as trying to be … Continue reading

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Mark Mondesir: No Fear of Failure

SKF NOTE: I penciled a bracket and made a note around this story in the left margin of my Ed Soph interview transcript. The note is: “Good story. Include elsewhere.” It’s Ed telling me 30-years ago about a 12-13 year … Continue reading

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Rhythm: Who Could Ask for Anything More?

[SKF NOTE: All that’s missing is the hamster wheel.] http://www.ultimate-guitar.com Today in Crazy Instruments: Meet Yamaha’s 360-Degree Spherical Drum Kit 04/18/2015 [W]e…present you Raijin, Yamaha’s 360-degree spherical drum set. [T]he kit allows musicians to take on a different approach 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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