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Stan Getz

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Eliot Zigmund

Eliot Zigmund played with Bill Evans Trio, Eon with Richie Beirach, Frank Tusa, Don Friedman, Bob Kindred, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, and others. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE…

by Jeff Potter
Apr 4, 2019

Stan Levey

Like most other young, searching musicians, Stan Levey became a dedicated disciple of the ideas of Gillespie and Parker. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years…

by Burt Korall
Apr 4, 2019

Ben Riley – Making History

  FAME? Ben Riley doesn’t ever recall having had the feeling of being “famous.” It’s a word he avoids. Although he says a friend once called him “jazz’s best-kept secret,” the jazz drummers’ community holds his authoritative playing in the…

by Jeff Potter
Nov 8, 2018

John Rae — Total Musicality

In this culture there is an adage that goes, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” John Rae is the exact opposite of that statement. In truth, Johnny is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s busiest and most versatile…

Modern Drummer
Aug 22, 2018

Danny Gottlieb — In Pursuit of Excellence

"Contemporary" is defined as "being of the time." When applied to music, the term indicates that the music is made up of elements that are currently in existence. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or…

by Rick Mattingly
Aug 2, 2017

Eddie Marshall: Covering the Jazz Spectrum

No doubt it's somewhat of an exaggeration to claim that Eddie Marshall has played with all of the major jazz figures of the past two decades. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

by Frank Kofsky
Apr 24, 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

ROY HAYNES: Jazz Legend Still Goin' Strong

A 'natural' drummer, Roy Haynes has played with an array of jazz artists throughout his career, including Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan and John Coltrane. Haynes reminisces about the artists he has played with and explains how he approaches…

by Scott Kevin Fish
Feb 23, 2017

Influences - Billy Higgins

The year was 1959, and in New York City, Ornette Coleman’s quartet was creating a bona fide controversy with its six-week run at the Five Spot. The music was rhythmically loose and had at its core a melodic and harmonic…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017