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Articles in September 1985


Artificial Groupings For Fills

In the July, 1984 MD, in the Ask A Pro column, a reader asked Steve Smith about a fill Steve played on the Journey song "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)." The notation looked like this: Now, if you were like many…

by James Morton
Sep 20, 2018

Dueling Drumsets

Back in the '50s, Jazz At The Philharmonic presented a "drum battle" featuring Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. To my knowledge, it was the first time they had appeared together. It was an exciting event, and it generated great interest…

by Roy Burns
Sep 20, 2018
Up & Coming

Adrenalin’s Brian Pastoria

I first met Brian Pastoria while his group, Adrenalin, was rehearsing some tunes from their recent album American Heart. The group's road manager, Thom Kuchulan, noticed me standing outside the studio and invited me in to listen. The band was…

by Brian W. Elliot
Sep 20, 2018

George Brown — Kool Funk

Mention New Jersey to anyone in the music business these days, and the name Bruce Springsteen comes to mind almost automatically. But Springsteen and his E Street Band aren't the only world-class acts to originate in Jersey—and still call the…

by Robert Santelli
Sep 20, 2018

Jon Christensen - European Jazz Master

Jon Christensen is probably one of the few European jazz drummers who has made a name for himself in the U.S. In Norway, of course, he is the father of a whole generation of drummers, easily recognized by the way…

by Carl Stormer
Sep 20, 2018

George Lawrence Stone — Dedication to Drumming

It’s a fairly safe bet that, if you took a poll to find the single drum book that has been used by the largest number of drummers, Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone, would be the easy winner. Perhaps there…

by Susan Hannum and Rick Mattingly
Sep 20, 2018

Vinny Appice — Playing For The Band

Sometimes before interviewing a musician, I find myself fighting a preconceived image I've gotten of the person. Perhaps it was a picture painted by another journalist in some other publication, or maybe the image was conceived in my own mind…

by Robyn Flans
Sep 20, 2018

Jeff Watts

Arms drawn up short like Joe Louis, ready to deal up dynamite from six inches or less with either hand, Jeff Watts stalks the groove, poised to pounce between the cracks of space and time with panther-like displacements: one second…

by Chip Stern
Sep 20, 2018