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For many, if not all, it was much more than a drum lesson; Dad became a mentor as well as a teacher.

Jim Blackley

Stay tuned for further details. Join Group settings More. Now I find myself studying w the great Terry Clarke presently at the same home.

The reason for this change blacklsy two-fold: He believed that you use the present moment to refine your life and grow as a human being.

Kaja Blackley added 15 new photos to the album: There is still a very small stock of print books available for collectors, but once this stock is blackpey, hard copies will be limited to special editions. He told me to slow down as well. It just seemed that shortly after I adopted that attitude of relaxing, and letting things go the way they would, things started to work out.

My wife and I were talking about starting a family and wanting to buy a house — just the things in your private life that you want to put together. I have memories, from as young as the age of three, of my dad taking blackly to his studio in New York and sitting me behind the drum set. McCaslin, I think, was also collecting stories about Mr. He rushed into the jazz club the sounds were coming from and found himself before Max Roach whom he later became fast friends with.


We got to spend time with Jim Blackley. During a brief visit to Toronto, dad was wandering its streets when his ears came upon rhythms that, although already part of his musical vocabulary, were interpreted unlike anything he had yet heard.

He guided and shaped lives, not just drummers. Thanks for the add. I know this decision upset him, but he was a good man and understood that I had my own path to follow. Immediately, I heard his voice in my head: Dad was a father of four, a grandfather of nine, bpackley true friend in foul weather and fair — he was a man of honour and integrity.

Kaja Blackley July I have since found a company more suitable to the project. Yet I never really enjoyed it. After some looking, they found their master and began a journey of self-discovery.

Email or Phone Password Forgot account? The short answer is yes — but drumming has never held the appeal for me that it holds for many others.

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Dad played to sold-out crowds, people lining up around the block to see him play and his waiting list for students was at least three years long. Derek Solby August 2.

Jim drilled into me the usefulness of investigating new ideas, no matter how foreign I find them. Blackley from pro drummers for possible use in tribute to Blackley. The jingle thing started happening.


We like to imagine our mum and dad reunited in a warm embrace, spinning around the ballroom. In his early twenties, our dad — a Scottish pipe band drummer of note in his own count After a few minutes of burning on the cymbal, I would start to daydream about making art or writing stories.

I would often hold back and never really play full out on the drums. His fame and many worldly accolades, still felt to him like an empty pouch. I studied with Jim at Drum Village at the age of 9 – and I also remember my first Gretsch set, red sparkle, one of his kits.

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Kaja Blackley April 4. I did not become a drummer, but I am a better man for the lessons my father passed on to me. Neither did he and I ever meet face-to-face, but we did have a few enjoyable phone conversations about drums and life. Blackldy, including some teachers and schools, are copying portions of each book, or their entirety and sharing them for free. Steve Kendry October In May a new website design will be revealed for jimblackley.