Re: Virgil Donati
I'd like to quote the man himself here, think it fits quite well:
Modern Drummer (June 99): You spend hours every day practicing - don't you want to put it on display?
Virgil Donati: You know what? Not at all. I'm sure there are many people out there who have seen me play at clinics and thought, "Oh, he's a tech head." But I can guarantee you that there are people who have seen me on pop gigs who had no idea I can play the other thing. I can honestly say that I do not desire to play any more than the music requires.
And: "Technique is innocent. It doesn't know any better. It's how we use it that counts. That really comes down to the maturity, the understanding, and the ego of the individual."