May 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 5


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Articles in May 1983

Dannie Richmond: "Three Worlds of Drums"

From the album Me, Myself An Eye by Charles Mingus (Atlantic SD-8803).   This transcription is from For The Record, a new book of drum solos by some of the world’s greatest drummers, written by David Wood.

Transcribed by David Wood
Dec 5, 2017

Bass & Drums: A Dialogue with George Marsh and Mel Graves

It is rare that a writer has a chance to collectively interview musicians noted for their amazing ability to perform together as a rhythm section. However, bassist Mel Craves and drummer George Marsh surpass that simple classification. They are performers…

by Charles M. Bernstein
Dec 5, 2017

Kenwood Dennard

At the age of 25, Kenwood Dennard is in a position many drummers would envy. For the past two years he has been playing in one of the top groups in the world, Manhattan Transfer. Previously, Kenwood had stints with…

By Ronald Hayek & David Corsi
Dec 5, 2017

Buddy Rich: Dedication To Excellence

Buddy Rich has been a famous drummer for as long as I can remember. I first heard him on records in the early '40s when I was around seven years old. I met Buddy in person in New York City…

by Roy Burns
Dec 5, 2017

Eli Konikoff — Transmitting The Inspiration

In any conversation with Eli Konikoff, the word "human" pops up with the regularity of sign posts on a highway. His own, highly personal odyssey has taken him around the world, yet his memory is marked less by a spirit…

by Jim Dinella & Janet Ricotta | Photos by Lissa Wales
Dec 5, 2017

Terri Lyne Carrington — Coming Of Age

The idea of the "child star" conjures up a dual image. On the one hand you have to admire the talent it took to become a star. On the other hand you tend to believe that the kid must have…

Story by Scott K. Fish | Photos by Laura Friedman
Dec 5, 2017

Chad Wackerman - Enjoying All Challenges

Photo by Lissa Wales We had done a series of sessions. Most of it was adding drums to 'Wendall,' the drum machine, tracks. For some reason Frank wanted to add live drums to the stuff he had already recorded for…

by David Levine
Dec 5, 2017

Earl Palmer

To list Earl Palmer’s contribution to music, records, film and T.V. would take up an exorbitant amount of space. Perhaps he is best known for playing on nearly all of the Fats Domino and Little Richard records, as well as…

Story by Robyn Flans | Photos by Rick Malkin
Dec 5, 2017

Karen Carpenter 1950-1983

Photo courtesy of Ludwig Industries On February 3rd, Karen Carpenter died of a massive cardiac arrest. Reports have linked her weak heart to a disease from which she suffered, but recently had overcome: anorexia nervosa; the compulsion to be thin.…

by Robyn Flans
Dec 5, 2017