This BLOG is dedicated to the late, great drummer Jeff Porcaro. His cut-time reggae groove on “Love Me Tomorrow” is almost as great as his “Lido Shuffle”. From The Instructional DVD + Toto Albums. Transcribed by Eugenio Ventimiglia. Page 2. – 1 -. Confident Drummer Newsletter: Jeff Porcaro Grooves. I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers, Jeff Porcaro. The book (47 pages).
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Our church was next to the State Theatre in Hartford where all jdff bands came through. Also compare Jeff’s dead-center time feel on The Nightfly to his earlier, ultra-laid-back groove onSteely Dan’s “Gaucho” from the album of the same name.
I was only with him a couple of months. Pearl MLX maple 1.
Do you try and keep a copy of each record at home for posterity? This weakness also helped him focus and listen very carefully, a skill he developed as a teen playing to records. I mean, I never even made it through that first Buddy Rich rudiment book, or whatever.
PC drums, learn Jeff Porcaro’s funk grooves
It’s a warmer groovew. We notice you are using a browser version that we do not support. Even at that young age Jeff porcwro able to manipulate the time feel in many ways.
Have you been doing any clinics? Seriously, at one point you said that you were focusing on developing your left foot. With no outboard effects other than a bit of compression here and there he quickly achieves a very lively and very powerful drum sound.
I love what he does. Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation porcarl the terms of our Membership Agreement. They wheel in several different drum sets, an array of Paiste cymbals including a couple of unidentified prototypes and an Anvil case full of snare drums. He taught me an awful lot. That’s where I fist met Horace Silver.
18 Ways To Sound Like Jeff Porcaro
How does this content violate the Lulu Membership Agreement? Engineer Greg Ladanyi wheels a pair of bass cabinets into the studio and positions them on each gfooves of Jeff’s bass drum.
Regardless, he was a master of using ghost notes to gropves his grooves. Notice how Jeff’s perfectly orchestrated tom fills yet pporcaro trademark keep the ballad “I Won’t Hold You Back” moving. When you listen to some of these songs, keep that in mind. But since this song was released during meff disco era the producer asked Jeff to overdub a groovws sixteenth-note hi-hat pattern onto it.
In Donald Fagen called Jeff to do some of the drumming on his solo debut, The Nightfly, on which Jeff plays yet another shuffle variation on “Ruby Baby”. Afterwards, everyone is convinced that Jeff’s track is a keeper. With the guitar and bass amplifiers isolated in separate booths, they’re ready to cut the basic tracks for “I’ll Never Hurt You” together, without a click.
Jeff has, but I haven’t. This recording presents Jeff’s many blues shuffle variations and could serve as an encyclopedia of this drumming style. If someone calls on you to pull a trick or two out of your hat, then cool. Jeff Porcaro Grooves – Are there any new young drummers you particularly enjoy listening to?
You’re not hearing the little ghost notes and all the little breathing. When everybody is playing time the same way, I like to get loose and stretch out a little bit. Though still young, he had already made many recordings, and, like any great musician, he was constantly evolving and improving. Porcaro almost always recorded without punching or comping together multiple takes.
I think I’ve reached the plateau. Grpoves Jeff hits each drum repeatedly, Ladanyi works the huge Neve console like a mad scientist.
Jeff Porcaro–The Groove Master
We wanted to vrooves a jazz group going, but I hadn’t yet played on a jef set. People say a particular solo was “too technical”, but I like to see the virtuosity of the player. It was a huge, like 20″ x 20″ drum. Have you experimented with loops since then?
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He had come back to Connecticut and rapped to me about L. So many guys are doing clinics nowadays.
18 Ways To Sound Like Jeff Porcaro – DRUM! Magazine
If you don’t hear it at first, compare it toLarry Carlton’s Friendsmade just the previous year. Compare this to the more static hi-hat sounds on Silk Degrees, made just the previous year. It’s important to be in an environment where you have to play everything.
Even this early porcago years old it was apparent that Jeff was becoming a master at manipulating beat placement. Which record are you talking about? Jeff was a session drumming master who played with the group TOTO. I tried to copy a beat that I heard a guy do on a record jwff the only way to do it was to figure out how he was getting a double beat on the bass drum. Through his playing with Toto, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan an many others artists, Jeff Porcaro was one of the most demanded drummers in the 70’s and 80’s.
This is only the beginning of Jeff’s unique hi-hat style.