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November 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 11

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Articles in November 1984

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Adding Variety To Simple Grooves

A popular remark among drummers has always been that "simple is better." Many drummers, especially beginners, tend to over-play, failing to realize that in most situations the drummer's role is to lay down a foundation—a background for other musicians to…

by Bradley Branscum
Aug 7, 2018
Features

Horacee Arnold - Examining The Values

Ten years ago, Horacee Arnold seemed poised for a take-off. His Tales Of The Exonerated Flea LP—released in the heyday of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and Return To Forever—got the kind of reviews that many of the other fusionists…

by Lee Jeske
Aug 7, 2018
Features

Russ Kunkel

THERE are a few drummers in rock who always seem to know the right thing to play, and can play it without trying to throw in the kitchen sink too. Russ Kunkel fits into that category. In fact, he may…

by Robin Tolleson
Aug 7, 2018
Concepts

Stars Are Only Human

Perhaps some of the young drummers who took exception to Neil Peart's comments on fame in the April issue misunderstood him. Sometimes we create an imaginary personality for people we admire. When the personality revealed seems different (as it always…

by Roy Burns
Aug 7, 2018
Features

Cozy Powell Taking Charge

COZY Powell has so much energy that he can't sit still. As we're sitting in Paiste's London office, I'm wondering how I'm going to transcribe the tape of our conversation when I get it home, because he's talking so fast.…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 7, 2018
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Up & Coming

Girlschool’s Denise Dufort

Backstage at the Ritz in lower Manhattan, Denise Dufort sits quietly in a corner of the tiny dressing room. Unassuming and perhaps a bit shy to boot, Dufort hardly gives off the impression that she's the drummer in the all-female,…

by Robert Santelli
Aug 7, 2018
Portraits

Jim Capaldi

Jimmy Miller, producer of Traffic's second album, in 1968, quipped in the liner notes that Jim Capaldi's time is so perfect that even the drops of sweat falling from his brow keep the beat. A flawless time-keeper he is, but…

by Gene Kalbacher
Aug 7, 2018

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