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Chuck Bernstein (2005)

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Drummer Chuck Bernstein was born in San Francisco California on October 28, 1940. He studied tap dance (1951-1953) and sang in the Beth Israel Junior Choir (1954-1955). Mainly self-taught, Chuck began playing drums in August 1955. Later, he studied with Art Flower at Drumland (1964-1965), John Rae (1964), George Marsh (1979-1981), and Scott Morris (1994-1995). Chuck was also a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine (1981-1985)--best known for his interviews with Shelly Manne, Billy Higgins, and George Marsh.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Louis Armstrong, featuring Edmond Hall Mack the Knife Sweet Georgia Brown (OJC)
# 2 Jo Jones The Essential Jo Jones Splittin' (Vanguard)
# 3 The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet Clifford Brown and Max Roach Joy Spring (Emarcy)
# 4 Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson When Your Lover Has Gone (Verve)
# 5 Mose Allison Local Color Parchman Farm (OJC)
# 6 Sonny Rollins with Ray Brown and Shelly Manne Way Out West I'm an Old Cowhand (Contemporary)
# 7 Thelonious Monk Criss Cross Think of One (Columbia)
# 8 Guinga Cine Baronesa Nem Mais um Pio (Caravelas)
Book Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya"
Luxury Item "A copy of my photograph of the Toji-in in Kyoto, November 1994"
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Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
John Stowell
08 Apr
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb