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    Who is Gary Chester?

    Still in production. I imagine will hear first of its release on Gary's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaryChesterTheDrummer
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    Who is Gary Chester?

    Gary's "snow" photo was taken at his Suffern, NY home.
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    Who is Gary Chester?

    The superstition around top studio drummers was amazing. I remember Hal Blaine saying if a record producer couldn't hire Hal for a date he'd ask to rent Hal's drums.
  4. Scott K Fish

    Who is Gary Chester?

    As far as I know, still in production. I think the best place for Gary Chester updates is the GC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaryChesterTheDrummer
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    Who is Gary Chester?

    SKF NOTE: This piece was published first in the Piscataquis Observer weekly newspaper on October 29, 2018 as Who is Gary Chester?. Gary Chester, starting in the 1960s, was a top New York studio drummer. One of a special breed of musicians who music producers and artists counted on to make hit...
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    Neil Peart

    Neil Peart – If the Simple Dumb Thing Works Best SKF NOTE: During one interview Neil Peart defined "selling out" as playing drums "someone else's way." I mentioned Neil's playing on Jeff Berlin's album, Champion, specifically the song, Subway Music. To my ears, I said, Neil's playing there...
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    Jim Gordon

    Jim Gordon - Full Interview - Tape B Side A - The End SKF NOTE: This is the third and final segment of my interview with Jim Gordon. I posted the back story, the genesis, of this interview, on my blog.
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    Jim Gordon

    Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side B SKF NOTE: If you’re coming to this Tape A Side B before my posting of Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side A, the rest of the info in this post is the same as the info in my Tape A Side A post. There is a third and final segment of this...
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    Jim Gordon

    Aw shucks. // skf
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    Jim Gordon

    Thank you for the kind words. // Best, skf
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    Jim Gordon

    Jim Gordon – Full Interview – Tape A Side A SKF NOTE: I posted the back story, the genesis, of this interview, on my blog, right here, so I won't repeat the story. https://scottkfish.com/2015/09/25/scott-k-fish-interview-jim-gordon/ This interview with musician Jim Gordon took place January...
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    18 inch bass drum, why bother?

    During our 1982 interview, Tommy Aldridge said he uses 18" bass drums in the recording studio because they sound bigger than the 24" or 26" (???) bass drums Tommy uses live.
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    Jim Gordon

    I interviewed Jim Gordon in the early 1980s for Modern Drummer. I have audio excerpts from our interview on my blog, Life Beyond the Cymbals, for anyone interested. Here's one excerpt: https://scottkfish.com/2017/09/23/jim-gordon-what-made-you-want-to-be-a-pro-musician/ Best, Scott K Fish
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    #SKFBlog -- Neil Peart On Making His Romanian Oak Drumset

    #SKFBlog -- Neil Peart On Making His Romanian Oak Drumset SKF NOTE: This morning, revisiting email exchanges with Neil Peart, looking for one exchange in particular, I came across Neil's March 15, 2015 email and photo describing his "new Romanian Oak drumset," destined for Rush's 40th...
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    How do you get Hi-Hats to make a 'clinking' sound?

    Drummers sometimes play with drumsticks on the hi-hat upper tube which can also produce a bell tone. Best, skf
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