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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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25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan