Gordon Parkes: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 3

Published: December 31, 2008

(Page 1 of 1)In Part 1 and Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Gordon Parkes, he covered wide ground, including his formative years, the formation of Field Marshal Montgomery and his progression into judging, and several sensitive topics. Here, with the penultimate Part 3, Parkes discusses snare-drumming styles, the role of the mid-section, and…

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