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Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:02 am
by Rodge
Amen !!!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:14 pm
by Rudy_Ment

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:20 am
by Pocketplayer
Went through this thread...lot of videos deleted by uploader or
Youtube blocked.

This is Jeff at his best and near the end of his life...only TOTO
could write a fusion-esq tune and still keep it groovin' with a
"commercial edge"--we hear Jeff's new phase of fills. Mike's
bass is SO deep and low-end (love this)...@3:24 TOTO just goes into
this crazy passionate feel and then pops out the other side.

For those interested, there is a good write up on the Kingdom of Desire
session below video. Some have disputed the gear choices (snares) used,
but I will take the reporter at his word.



Kingdom of Desire session:
http://jeffporcaro.blogspot.com/2006/12 ... l-mlx.html

This guy does a pretty good job at covering Jake...his hats need more emphasis and
deeper edge. Snare is way too thin, but toms and bass drums kill.


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:00 pm
by Pocketplayer
Little Jeff magic on this one...


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:24 am
by Pocketplayer







Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:29 am
by Pocketplayer
1977 w/Larry Carlton & Robbin Ford...some hip funky Jeff


Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:59 pm
by langmick
Listen to his confidence and balls. He is writing new drumming with each measure. How he hits the structure, each time. Isn't that how drums are played? 1977.

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:12 pm
by Pocketplayer
Note how that funky groove in '77 has a Jake to the Bone feel/vibe to it
almost 15 years later?

I updated my site as of late and found a bunch of stuff lurking never seen before
newly posted.

Two new 2017 articles, DRUM! and an interview from Jeff's father Joe honoring
Jeff's birthday with a great added reflection from Jay Graydon on Jeff.

Some Steely Dan concerts from '74 w/Jim Hodder and early
Sony & Cher stuff when he was 18 to name a few. What makes it fun is the
comments, one guy who went to High School w/Jeff and saw Rural Still Life--
his HS band. Dude left HS early to do the Sony & Cher Show at 17 in order to
get money for art school then said what the hell, I guess I can make a living
playing drums! Glory days of the early 70's...playing a gig in the Valley when
Fagen and Becker happened to be there and said what the hell...lets have this
kid play with us! You can't make this stuff up!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:46 am
by langmick
It's like a sped up Actual Proof, and tighter with more power. Wild!

Re: OFFICIAL JEFF PORCARO THREAD

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:43 am
by cnath
It's not as obvious on that version, but if you listen to the same tune on the " Greg Mathieson Super live At The Baked Potato" CD, the groove Jeff is playing is his version of TOP's " Soul Vaccination" verse section!
Great stuff on that disc - any Porcaro fan should check it out....