Bill Bruford ought to familiar enough to MD readers by now. Bill's first feature interview appeared in the Jan. /Feb. '79 MD, and it was consistent requests from readers, plus constant Ask A Pro questions that prompted my getting back with Bill for round two.
Oh, yeah, Mike Clark. The fusion drummer, right? Well . . . no (not the Byrds' drummer either, thank you). "I've been playing drums since I was five years old, man," Clark explains with a shrug and a lopsided grin.
The 1983 science-fiction movie "Strange Invaders", starring Louise Fletcher, has a bar scene in which saxophonist Buddy Tate, guitarist Ed Bickert and drummer Terry Clarke perform on-camera.
Just three years ago, at age 27, Mark Craney felt he had reached the peak of his career, with no more goals to attain. Life, with its inevitable twists and turns, showed him he was wrong.
Someday there may be a poll to elect The Greatest Jazz Band Drummer Of All Time.
The funny thing is, that in some circles, Archie Alleyne is known as a restaurateur.
"I'm real thankful for where I am. I' m going to keep doing this gig as long as I can get something out of it mentally and musically. I hope I can play rock'n'roll forever."
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