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Lyonnaise Potatoes and Blue Moons

I recently read a great story about Gene Krupa in Pete Hamill’s introduction to his fine collection of essays titled Piece Work. Hamill reports that he read an interview about Krupa in which Krupa was asked how the drummer keeps time. 686 more words


Joe Morello on 'Take Five': They're Still Playing the Damn Thing

SKF NOTE: The back story to this interview is here. In this segment, Joe Morello tells how the classic “Take Five” came to be. 213 more words

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On this day in jazz (December 25)

On this day in 1971, the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded “Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet” with, who else, Paul Desmond. It wasn’t uncommon for the MJQ to perform a Christmas performance, and this one occurred at the New York City Town Hall. 172 more words


On this day in jazz (November 27)

On this day in 1973, Paul Desmond began recording the album “Skylark” at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Joining Paul on the album were guitarists… 145 more words


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On a stick

An ashplant

We all rest a while

With a smile

And some guile

‘bout the road before

Think a while

For a while… 12 more words


On this day in jazz (October 13)

On this day in 1954, pianist Dave Brubeck recorded “Stompin’ for Mili” and “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime” which would appear on his studio album… 250 more words