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    This guy is/ was a great drummer with a wonderful sense of groove. He never believed in doing drum solo's and had some cool shuffles.
    There are many drummers today with huge sets and are very good, dont get me wrong. However, i wont mention names, but many are missing that grove that guys like porcaro or bonham had.

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    I recently started learning the porcaro, bonham and purdie shuffles. Jeff was such a talented guy.
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    Jeff was the best overall session drummer ever. He'd worked with the best and created some of the best music to date.

    He was my mentor and driving force that opened my eyes and ears to what a drummer can be.

    May he R.I.P. and we lost him way too soon. I think his birthday was in April, too.

    He is greatly missed by the musical community even to this day and far beyond.
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    One of my favorites

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    Jeff Porcaro was my motivation to want to play drums this late in my life. As I learned more about him, and his philosophy about drumming, the more I could relate to him. I loved that when he started Toto, that the band did not want to be committed to a particular style of music...embrace everything. That he didn't take credit for how he played, rather, he gave credit to those monster players who had come before, and that he only combined things in perhaps a slightly different way...and was so self-effacing about it. That he eschewed drum solos because he felt they did not contribute to the tunes. And the fact that he simply a fantastic drummer, so young when he passed, but respected by so many, as a musician...and as a person.
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    definitely a pocket groove drummer!
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    One of my favourite songs to play on the drums. He was a master at what he did.
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    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch)
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion.
    Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste Signature:
    10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China


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    25 years ago today, the master left us.
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    3:26 Excellent example of the moeller technique. I wish I could play that fast with 1 hand.
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    I absolutely love this guys drumming.

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