You can't blame Alan White of Yes for smiling. It's a lazy sort of grin, to be sure.
It was 1957, I was 16years old, and I had no business being on the bandstand, but there I was sitting in with Russ Freeman on piano and some local jazz musicians at the B/ackhawk in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
Every once in a while you stumble across someone who is articulate and personable, and who will talk about drums and drumming ’til the cows come home without becoming boring. Ollie Brown is such a person. Big in size, he is a friendly, unpretentious person with a low-key sense of humor and a great love […]
The name Pink Floyd conjures up all sorts of memories—some very distant and others not so long ago. Over a span of 17years, they have given us such classic records as A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968), The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979), just to mention a few. Perhaps the first […]
Some people think of Jimmy Bralower as the enemy. Why? Because the man makes his living programming drum machines for records. This is the guy who’s putting drummers out of work. Or is he? Jeff Porcaro once remarked that he looked forward to the day when, instead of hauling a drumkit around from studio to […]