Re: Carlos Vega
Yeah, I have the DVD which has the solo you pointed out. It's called:
Double Time Jazz Collection, Vol. 4: Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin/GRP All-Stars - Live From the Record Plant
It has two concerts on it, both with Vega. Definitely worth the 10 bucks if you like 80's session music, awesome hair cuts, and magical keyboard tones.
I agree that Carlos was one of the best session drummers around. Lee Ritenour has a way of choosing the best drummers for his projects!
Watching his playing reminds me of the New Breed systems. Pumping the left foot, steady lead hand, rock solid kick, consistent backbeat . . . and rock solid timing. I'd love to find some interviews or something!