The Jeff Porcaro Collection Volume Two by Martijn Soetens

If you want a masterclass on Westcoast music from the late 1970s and early 1980s, you just need to follow the trail of Jeff Porcaro. The top session drummer of the era and band leader of Toto, Porcaro had a deceptively simple style. He loathed unnecessary fills and refused to perform drum solos. For him it was all about feel and groove. "Just keep time," he told a group of students in this fascinating 45 minute video of a Q+A he did at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles in 1986. Thanks again to Martijn Soetens, music director of NPO Radio 6 Soul and Jazz in the Netherlands, for another great selection. Volume 3 is coming soon... 

George Benson - Lady Love Me (One More Time)
Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle
Deniece Williams - I Found Love
Alan O’Day - Undercover Angel
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Bill LaBounty - Look Who’s Lonely Now
Toto - Mushanga
Al Jarreau - Mornin’
Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart
Amy Holland - Rollin’ By
David Roberts - Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
Daryl Hall and John Oates - Bigger Than Both Of Us
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)
Janne Schaffer - It’s Never Too Late
Steve Kipner - Knock The Walls Down
Dire Straits - Calling Elvis
Paul Brady - Soul Child
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Download Volume Two / Volume One


Barney Hurley said…
Some wonderful choices there Martijn. Great stuff!

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