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July 1977 – Volume 1 • Number 3

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Articles in July 1977

Alan Dawson – Chops And Brains Equal A Boston Master

Alan Dawson Chops And Brains Equal A Boston Master by Pete Danckert "Yeah, Alan Dawson", Max Roach reflected recently. "I consider him to be a key man. Alan was the drummer we had to contend with whenever we played New…

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Feb 23, 2017

Understanding Rhythm: The Tie

Understanding Rhythm The Tie by Glen Prior The Tie is a curved line that connects two notes together. Only the first note is played, but is held for the duration of the two notes involved. When playing instruments of short…

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Feb 23, 2017

Drivers Seat: Understanding The Basics

Drivers Seat Understanding The Basics by Pat Rowland Anyone who hasn't had the thrilling experience of being in the same room with a driving eighteen-piece big band has probably missed one of the more exciting experiences in all music. The…

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Feb 23, 2017

Ehart Energy: Movin' Up

A Candid Discussion With Up And Coming Drummer Phil Ehart Of Kansas by Michael Cramer And from out of the state of Kansas, they came. A group of six talented musicians choosing to call themselves, aptly enough-KANSAS, a mixture of…

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Feb 23, 2017

Rock Perspectives: A Study In Styles

Rock Perspectives A Study In Styles by Mark Keenan The rock drumming scene has progressed a great deal since the fifties. Those of us who played through that era remember the monotonous eighths and afterbeats, and those relentless right hand…

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Feb 23, 2017
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South Of The Border Brazilian Drumming: The Samba

South Of The Border Brazilian Drumming: The Samba by Norbert Goldberg Born in Argentina, Norbert Goldberg is 24 years old and holds a R.A. degree from Brooklyn College where he studied percussion with Morris Lang. At the age of 18,…

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Feb 23, 2017

July 1977 - Volume 1 • Number 3

Alan Dawson, Butch Miles, Phil Ehart, Ed Shaughnessy, Chick Webb

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Jul 1, 1977

Butch Miles: Drivin' The Basie Rhythm Machine

by Gabe Villani It would probably be difficult to name a big band that swings and pulsates more than the dynamic Count Basie Orchestra. For over forty years. Basie has kept his aggregation alive and swinging with his inimitable brand…

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Feb 23, 2017

From The Past: Chick Webb

  From The Past The Legendary Chick Webb: A Profile In Courage by Robert Hillary The story of Chick Webb is more than the story of a dynamic drummer of the swing era. It's the story of a gallant little…

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Feb 23, 2017

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