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What’s Your Favorite Dennis Chambers Performance?

Steely Dan’s "Alive in America" is amazing! the perfect groove for the perfect music. “Josie,”“Peg,” and “Babylon Sisters” are all awesome. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine…

Jan 30, 2019

Paul Motian 1931-2011

He showed us new ways to think about jazz drumming. There will never be another like him. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of Archives…

by Michael Parillo
Mar 23, 2018

Marty Morrell: Beyond The Glory

The night before I was to interview Marty Morrell, long-time drummer with the late jazz pianist Bill Evans, I sat up late in a downtown Toronto highrise listening to albums recorded in New York and Tokyo: Marty trading fours with…

by T. Bruce Wittet
Sep 15, 2017

Philly Joe Jones

In the early '50s, Tony Scott hired a young drummer from Philadelphia named Joe Jones. To avoid confusion with Count Basie's famous drummer (Jo Jones), Scott would introduce his drummer by saying, "This is the Joe Jones from Philly." TO…

by Rick Mattingly
Jun 19, 2017

Paul Motian - Drawing From Tradition

Jazz modernist Paul Motian has had a varied career, from his days with the Bill Evans Trio to Arlo Guthrie. Motian asserts that to fully appreciate the art of drumming, one must study the great masters of the past and…

Story and photos by Scott Kevin Fish
Feb 23, 2017