January 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 1


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Articles in January 1983

Chuck Flores "Es Tiempo"

"Es Tiempo" from the album Flores Azules (Dobre Records DR-1001)                  

Transcribed by Skip Shaffer
Nov 8, 2017

Vic Mastrianni

One can't help but be intrigued by a drummer whose playing experiences range from Ted Nugent to Crystal Gayle, who grew up in Florida, lived in Detroit with Nugent, and now lives in Nashville. With musical interests as diverse as…

by Robyn Flans
Nov 8, 2017

Dennis Elliott

It isn't often that someone is entirely content and satisfied with what he does for a living, but Dennis Elliot of Foreigner is one such person whose accomplishments have surpassed even his goals and imaginings. "Growing up, I really wanted…

by Robyn Flans
Nov 8, 2017

Notes On The Making Of Moving Pictures Part II

I'd like to say a few words about the dreaded click track. With a purist's pride, I resisted using this electronic metronome for many years, although the pursuit of really good time has been a constant trial for me. It…

by Neil Peart
Nov 8, 2017

Studies In Style: Part II - Tony Williams

Photo by Tom Copi Tony Williams joined Miles Davis in 1963, setting levels of drum technique, musicality and interaction which are models for drummers today. On Miles' Four and More, the tightness of the rhythm section seems to give Tony…

by Howard I. Joines
Nov 8, 2017

Establishing Tempo

Drummers from every style of music have been interviewed in this magazine, and while they might express widely different philosophies or advocate various techniques of playing, they all seem to agree on one thing: the importance of keeping good time.…

by Rick Van Horn
Nov 8, 2017

Do Self-Taught Drummers Play Better?

Some well-known drummers, who have never taken lessons, play very well. Other well-known drummers, who have studied for years, also play very well. Drummers who have not studied sometimes tend to be critical of those who have. The following defensive…

by Roy Burns
Nov 8, 2017

Jim Gordon Nothing But Music

This conversation took place one night while I was sitting at home in New Jersey and Jim was at home 3000 miles away in California. There's a special anxiety or apprehensiveness that precedes an interview. An interviewer is, in a…

Story by Scott K. Fish
Nov 8, 2017

Chester Thompson Up For The Challenge

Photo by Lissa Wales You've seen the ad: an enormous double-bass outfit with eight deep-shell tom-toms, and behind the mighty set, the affable, but powerful, Chester Thompson. The picture is captioned with the quote, "If you 're gonna rock with…

by Stanley Hall
Nov 8, 2017

Peter Erskine

If Peter Erskine isn't careful, he's going to start giving jazz, musicians a good name. I mean, we all know about the reputation jazz players have with the general public, right? The stereotypical jazzer is perceived to be a sullen,…

by Rick Mattingly
Nov 8, 2017