Reading & playing music
What makes a Big Band a different experience for a drummer? A Big Band is a reading band. A drummer is expected to be able to sight-read music
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    Sometime in the late-60s, a young American wanting to be famous set fire to his guitar on stage. The story made headlines and made him a legend overnight. In later concerts and recordings, he would make his guitar speak a few words in English. He wasn’t the first, or...
  • Of Personal Choices

    The early morning sun wakes me up to a dream come true. I pull back the curtains and bathe in the golden circle of light. Gee whiz, it’s such a nice feeling to have my own music column. There is so much I would love to share with you....

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