Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992)

A great, versatile drummer, who played with Toto, Boz Scaggs, and many others. I, myself, studied percussion  privately with his father Joe Porcaro, also a famous session musician in LA, for a while when I was in college. Jeff died way too young. For examples of his very tasteful drumming, I recommend paying close attention to Toto's "Rosanna" and Boz Scagg's "Lido Shuffle." In the video below, Jeff explains how he came up with the "Rosanna shuffle."

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