DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drummers

Drummers Topic Name = Drummer's Name. Use this forum to discuss the drummers profiled on DrummerWorld

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #241  
Old 04-23-2009, 07:51 PM
trysthedrummer's Avatar
trysthedrummer trysthedrummer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Whistler, Canada
Posts: 309
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Ah no, I listen to Planet X in the car! All of his works including his solo album and Derek Sherinians Planet X.

Get it whacked up loud, everyone freaks out as there is no hardhouse anthems pumping through the speakers!! :D
__________________
www.myspace.com/trystanberwick
"Perfect practice makes perfect"
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 04-23-2009, 11:55 PM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Guys, if you don't know it, all of you listen to (and buy) On The Virg!!! This is the ultimate hippest recording Virgil has ever appeared on IMO!

http://www.audiophileimports.com/sho...3&cat=0&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 04-24-2009, 06:29 PM
trysthedrummer's Avatar
trysthedrummer trysthedrummer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Whistler, Canada
Posts: 309
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Definitely!! Although I prefer the recent version(s!) of Alien Hip Hop.
__________________
www.myspace.com/trystanberwick
"Perfect practice makes perfect"
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 07-14-2009, 11:06 AM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Hi all

Here's a free sample from Virgil's upcoming Double Bass Drum Freedom Book:

http://www.virgildonati.com/articles...dom_sample.pdf

Enjoy!
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 08-06-2009, 10:40 PM
deltadrummer1 deltadrummer1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 211
Default Re: Virgil Donati is the Buddy Rich of our time ("IMO"...I suppose)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superlow View Post
No offense, but I don't think speed is the issue it's feel and showmanship, Feel being something that Virgil Lacks. I think that speed is something that can be mstered easier these days... look at the WFD competitions you got guys who you have never heard of scoring pretty high in the speed category. The drummers mentioned above have speed.
Your take on speed is right on the money.. but saying that Virgil Donati lacks feel is a ridiculous statement. If you judge all of his work, then you should see that somewhere down the line that Virgil has feel.
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 08-07-2009, 12:16 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Someone claiming either Virgil is only about speed (or about speed at all) or he lacks feel or doesn't groove just can't be taken serious in a discussion, period. At this level musically spoken it's all about taste, and technically spoken he is definitely top notch :D!
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 01-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Ben.G.Man's Avatar
Ben.G.Man Ben.G.Man is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: i dunno...
Posts: 8
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Why is it that it is reguarded as being "unmusical" to play complicated music? Odd time signatures and polyrhythms are viewed upon as unatural, mathematical and pathetic for listening use. The truth of the matter is, it is more musical to play these complex patterns.

Now I realised a statement like that obviously seems barbaric, so let me explain. People listen to the complicated rhythms and say they are unmusical, but as a matter of fact, they use more music theory, knowledge and understanding to play, composed and execute them perfectly. Why is it that old Joe playing in the pub down the road has more feel then a giant like Virgil because he plays what every other drummer plays, that laid back groove. So many of you "groove guys" look at the same grooves over and over and think, "wow, he is so musical." But the problem is most of these grooves are unoriginal, have been played thousands of times over and generally playable in the hands of 2-4 year drummers (years playing, that is.) Obvious exceptions include Garibaldi, Weckl, and Colauita.

So when Virgil Donati comes onto a stage and plays rhythms with stick twirling showmanship and vast musical techniques such as dynamics, rhythmic modulating, accents, contrast and multiple tempos, he is not being unmusical. He is pushing the conceptual view of what drums are meant to do to other drummers. People state, "you couldn't put a song to what he plays." Well of course not, its a drum solo. That entitles the artist to perform what ever he or she wishes.

Added to this, those of you- Particularly Finn, advise us, "I have listened to his stuff, the videos and the planet x blah blah. He doesn't groove." Look at some of the videos of him playing with Steve Vai or Tina Arena. He completely lays back and lets the leads shine while he compliments the music with subtlety. But the interesting thing is, even though he is playing that simple, uncomplicated, repetitious (these are all the words that apparently make something musical) groove, you can still tell its Virgil Donati playing. And its because he has gone further beyond the ballistic patterns and phrases to also create himself a unique sound, the true work of a musician.

So please, before the comments come rolling back saying, "but... it would sound better as a drum machine/ this stuff should be left offstage etc." really think about what I have just said. What Virgil is playing is a very fine genre of music. It is not popular, nor is it widely accepted by even drummers (the head of rhythm), but because of its mathematics it is unmusical? Maths, science and music were considered the same thing in ancient greece!

Virgil is pushing the limits of music. If it isn't your taste to listen to the music then fair enough, but to say that a man who has been globally recognised for pushing the boundaries of music isn't very musical, that seems pretty absurd, doesn't it?
__________________
practice makes perfect
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 01-12-2010, 11:39 PM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,844
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Anyone remember the Southern Sons?? (Mediocre Aussie oufit in the early 90's). No odd time signatures or complex polyrythms there......yet Virgil was musical as hell playing with them. In fact, he was the ONLY reason I decided to see them live.

Yep, there's not a lot Virg can't do. His technicality is mind blowing, but I've never seen cause to doubt his musicality either. Seen him live a couple of times.....the man has got the goods!!
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 01-13-2010, 12:01 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Interesting point, Ben.
I still think guys who flame Virgil the most only know bits of his playing from drum clinics and solo performances. Besides being hard to follow in this situations, I can understand musicians who don't see that as specifically "musical", as I suppose meant in the sense of "telling" something, including tension and release phrases, overall dynamics etc. Even as a big fan of Virgil's I have to say, those alien solo performances lack a bit of those things. He could lay down more accessible performances by playing simple grooves and forms, and build up to complicated stuff from there. He could approach it more as a "telling stories" thing.
But for the record, I second: Virgil has great groove, sense of time and sense of musicality. And he has absolutely no problem playing simple 2 and 4 beats, as he states himself, and as he's proven a lot.
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 02-05-2010, 09:50 AM
Mezzair's Avatar
Mezzair Mezzair is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Birmingham, U.K.
Posts: 18
Default Re: Virgil Donati

I picked up his latest DVD of a clinc in Portugal as part of a bootleg series. I have to say, I love watching him playing along to the PlanetX stuff, I really love Matrix Gate, Poland and Kingdom of Dreams.
__________________
Lefty Drummer and Proud!
http://www.captainhorizon.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #251  
Old 02-05-2010, 01:31 PM
wy yung wy yung is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,029
Default Re: Virgil Donati

People who flame Virgil are morons. He was the greatest teacher I ever had and I saw him play many many styles. When any of these idiot flamers play with someone like Steve Vai and Frank Sinatra, maybe then I'll pay attention.

Until then they are just a joke.

Sadly the world is overly populated by try hards and jealous fools. Never mind. They do not matter.
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 03-25-2010, 11:23 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Awesome new performance by Virgil in a drum clinic, nicely smooth, powerful, and musical:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHJT4WCnEk0
Reply With Quote
  #253  
Old 03-25-2010, 06:39 PM
Drum-Head's Avatar
Drum-Head Drum-Head is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 940
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias View Post
But for the record, I second: Virgil has great groove, sense of time and sense of musicality. And he has absolutely no problem playing simple 2 and 4 beats, as he states himself, and as he's proven a lot.
May I just add - now that you mention that - one thing people do tend to forget is Virgil's level of mastery in regards to time keeping. He knows how all of his complicated patterns, modulation etc. all relate to each other on a level that I have not see many other drummers display. He can start grooving at a given tempo, modulate all over the place and come back to that tempo he started at. He really excels at this and he does master time in that sense.
__________________
"Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own."
- Bruce Lee
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 06-15-2010, 04:03 PM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Here are some new videos for you guys:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKwciYRG5O0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu8D6ozGUh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYtSclWztKg

Cheers, Jeppe
/virgildonati.com
Reply With Quote
  #255  
Old 06-25-2010, 09:53 PM
sonorplayer sonorplayer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 86
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Does anyone know the sizes on Virgil's old double bass kit that he used with Steve Vai live in London in 2003?

It's really the floor toms I was wondering about. I'm guessing that it might be a 16, 18 and 14 to his left.

Anyone know if this is right?

Best

SonorPlayer
Reply With Quote
  #256  
Old 06-25-2010, 11:45 PM
Crazy8s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonorplayer View Post
Does anyone know the sizes on Virgil's old double bass kit that he used with Steve Vai live in London in 2003?

It's really the floor toms I was wondering about. I'm guessing that it might be a 16, 18 and 14 to his left.

Anyone know if this is right?

Best

SonorPlayer
That was a Premier Genista kit. 10,12, 16, and 18. I think he had a 14 ft on the left side too. Should be 18x22 kicks.
Reply With Quote
  #257  
Old 06-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonorplayer View Post
Does anyone know the sizes on Virgil's old double bass kit that he used with Steve Vai live in London in 2003?

It's really the floor toms I was wondering about. I'm guessing that it might be a 16, 18 and 14 to his left.

Anyone know if this is right?

Best

SonorPlayer
That's right on the money.
And it was a Gen-x kit, not at Genista kit in that particular video.

(In Virgil's 1997 MD Festival video he did however play a Genista kit)
Reply With Quote
  #258  
Old 09-24-2010, 10:01 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

There are some new clinic dates from Virgil's website:

Virgil will be on the road again over the next month playing some clinics and festivals around the world.
The first is coming up on Oct 2nd in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Here are all the dates:

October 2nd, 2010 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 12th, 2010 - California Percussion - San Francisco, CA
October 21st, 2010 - Feedback Rotterdam - The Netherlands
October 22nd, 2010 - Key Music - St. Niklaas Belgium
October 23rd, 2010 - Clinic Rock Tools - Luxembourg
Reply With Quote
  #259  
Old 10-09-2010, 03:15 PM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

and here's the latest video from virgildonati.com;
Virgil playing with his band at The Baked Potato.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ksSyTvjRE
Reply With Quote
  #260  
Old 10-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati





Virgil is taking Allan Holdsworth with him on tour to India this coming week!
Should be a killer show!
Reply With Quote
  #261  
Old 11-16-2011, 03:12 PM
DarrenMcMaster-Smith DarrenMcMaster-Smith is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Melbourne,Australia.
Posts: 116
Default Re: Virgil Donati

I must admit,I used to love going to The Grainstore Tavern here in Melbourne every Tuesday night to watch Loose Change play.

Have the vinyl record still here.

And a cd of Serious Young Insects which had Simon Hosford tearing it up on guitar.

Love that cd.

He's an institution and a fellow Melbournian and Aussie so I will always love the bloke despite the bugger being light years better than me .

Just enjoy.

He plays for us to enjoy.

That's what it's all about.

P.S. I really love the dynamics he uses with the hihat,the opening and closing and in between.He makes any hats he plays sound lovely.
Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 12-15-2011, 07:02 PM
marthy marthy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 103
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Well the man is very rare. Can u guys mentioned another metal drummer that plays with traditionell hand grip instead of match grip?
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 12-16-2011, 01:21 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,643
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Virgil is touring Europe in 2012 with Allan Holdsworth and Jimmy Haslip!!

http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard...ead.php?t=7578
Reply With Quote
  #264  
Old 12-16-2011, 03:31 AM
JME's Avatar
JME JME is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 25
Default Re: Virgil Donati

He's like a percussive computer! Although I reckon he needs more sunlight............
__________________
DW Collectors VLT Nat/Cherry Satin Fade 10 12 14 16 24
Pearl Reference Granite 10 12 14 16 18 22
Reply With Quote
  #265  
Old 12-19-2011, 01:49 AM
Dre25's Avatar
Dre25 Dre25 is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 3,180
Default Re: Virgil Donati

I can't believe some of the comments I've read in this thread.

Virgil is god.
Reply With Quote
  #266  
Old 12-31-2011, 12:54 AM
Ekim Ekim is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA, Planet Earth
Posts: 621
Default Re: Virgil Donati

I love Virgil, but I can see why many don't.

It's all just taste anyway.

I can't imagine anyone else ripping on the kit in Planet X, though. I just wish they'd tour more, I haven't seen them live in A FREAKING DECADE!!!!!!!!! (That was an awesome show, too!)
Reply With Quote
  #267  
Old 01-04-2012, 12:31 AM
DangerousDave's Avatar
DangerousDave DangerousDave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 172
Default Re: Virgil Donati

A friend sent me a youtube link of Southern Sons and that was it. I became a fan instantly. The music was so good and the fact that made it better was that Mr. Donati was at the helm :) To bad they split.
__________________
I use drums, cymbals, sticks and hardware!
Reply With Quote
  #268  
Old 01-04-2012, 12:35 AM
Arky's Avatar
Arky Arky is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,048
Default Re: Virgil Donati

I've ordered his "Double Bass Drum Freedom" and can't wait for it to arrive!

EDIT
I have it now. Haven't started working on it yet but I've read one third of it - great material for countless practice hours. Really tricky stuff the more you progress into the book. I like his symmetrical approach to the feet, encouraging to practice left foot lead, but also switching between main and x-hat / cross-handed vs. open style. Exactly to my taste.

Last edited by Arky; 01-12-2012 at 10:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #269  
Old 01-04-2012, 12:38 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,844
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerousDave View Post
A friend sent me a youtube link of Southern Sons and that was it. I became a fan instantly. The music was so good and the fact that made it better was that Mr. Donati was at the helm :) To bad they split.
lol. This brings back memories. Saw them twice......never cared for the band or their music, but couldn't wait to see Virg do his thing on both occasions. It's rare I go to see any band I'm not into just to see a single member, but that is the drawing power of Donati I guess.

And to think I was reading in another thread recently where someone said he was too complicated to just "lay it down"......obviously they never saw Southern Sons. :-)
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #270  
Old 01-04-2012, 02:15 AM
DrumDoug DrumDoug is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vacaville, California, USA
Posts: 156
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Hey guys. I'm the one that put in the other thread that Virgil "couldn't lay it down." That was not my opinion, I was just relaying what a guitar player that had played with Virgil a few times told me. That was his opinion. That was also a long time ago. Virgil would have been in his 20's at that point. Just like the rest of us, I'm sure he overplayed when he was younger. I don't think I've ever heard Virgil play anything other than little solo clips on YouTube. I don't have an opinion on his groove playing one way or another.
Reply With Quote
  #271  
Old 01-04-2012, 02:40 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,844
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrumDoug View Post
Hey guys. I'm the one that put in the other thread that Virgil "couldn't lay it down." That was not my opinion, I was just relaying what a guitar player that had played with Virgil a few times told me.
Fair enough. I just reread the post. I note he was talking in the context of a country gig. Never heard Donati play country so perhaps he was unsuited. Can't imagine it as he's a pretty well rounded player.....even back then. Was sought after on the local scene for many years before he cracked it internationally because of it.....much of it around the time frame your guitarist was talking about. But still, I wasn't there so who am I to doubt him.

But yeah, lay it down simply he can certainly do. I've heard too many recordings of Oz artists where Virgil played the sessions to believe otherwise. Straight 4/4, top 40 pop/rock....not a polyrhythm or other complicated pattern to be found. :-)
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #272  
Old 01-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

For some decent references to Virgil's groove abilities, see these Tina Arena videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Muez2Z8xo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOTx_h07sGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5KHzyuzlwA
Reply With Quote
  #273  
Old 01-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Virgil's first "instructional" video ever, filmed in 1986. Now up on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpalFZs5rg4
Reply With Quote
  #274  
Old 01-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Arky's Avatar
Arky Arky is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,048
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dre25 View Post
I can't believe some of the comments I've read in this thread.

Virgil is god.
+1
It's a shame such a superb drummer is bashed - and in his own thread. Why don't those grumblers just save their time & energy and stay away from this thread?

He's playing at a level 99.9 % of us will never be. Arts - and music being an element of it - is always subjective. It's just so pointless to elaborate in detail why person x doesn't like what person y does. Go find drummers you like more and praise them on the respective threads.

If I were Bernhard I would apply a firmer hand. He shows A LOT of patience with some guys here.
Reply With Quote
  #275  
Old 02-11-2012, 08:49 PM
uniongoon's Avatar
uniongoon uniongoon is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: caesarea over looking the lake southern ontario
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Forgive me, I have been playing drums most of my life, I am 48 now. I dont think I have heard Donati play, unless maybe the bootleg Steve Vai tape I have is him. I have read he is 50 years or so old, and still commits to an insane practice schedule. Sounds like he traded his life for the pursuit of the instrument which is the ultimate sacrifice. I just reserved to tickets, Mar 26/2012 for his drum clinic and Mar 27/2012 for a band show with holdsworth and haslip. It is at cosmo music in Toronto and i think it is a venue which only seats about 250. So this is going to be unforgettable and intimate. I have been a Holdsworth fan since Metal Fatigue, (mid 80's???). I heard of this on this site around New Years and the store just announced it now, I phoned and reserved faster than an exlax induced bathroom run. So now I have 6 weeks to gather some Donati material and get familiar with his playing.
__________________
See my Signia's
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=73869
Reply With Quote
  #276  
Old 02-11-2012, 11:10 PM
JohnW JohnW is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rockport, MA USA
Posts: 582
Default Re: Virgil Donati

To Uniongoon:

You've opened up the floodgates; I think you're going to get more material on Virgil than you bargained for :)

And to the thread in general:

It's a dangerous area to tread whenever the term "Greatest Drummer in the World" gets bandied about. And this isn't in response to anyone on here specifically, it's just my own thoughts. But in the pantheon of Greats, Virgil has his place.

He takes it to another level, not just in complexity, but in depth of feel while he's playing those complex patterns. I would love to see a trio with Virgil, Vinnie and "Smitty" Smith trading fours.

-John
Reply With Quote
  #277  
Old 02-12-2012, 02:01 PM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Quote:
Originally Posted by uniongoon View Post
Forgive me, I have been playing drums most of my life, I am 48 now. I dont think I have heard Donati play, unless maybe the bootleg Steve Vai tape I have is him. I have read he is 50 years or so old, and still commits to an insane practice schedule. Sounds like he traded his life for the pursuit of the instrument which is the ultimate sacrifice. I just reserved to tickets, Mar 26/2012 for his drum clinic and Mar 27/2012 for a band show with holdsworth and haslip. It is at cosmo music in Toronto and i think it is a venue which only seats about 250. So this is going to be unforgettable and intimate. I have been a Holdsworth fan since Metal Fatigue, (mid 80's???). I heard of this on this site around New Years and the store just announced it now, I phoned and reserved faster than an exlax induced bathroom run. So now I have 6 weeks to gather some Donati material and get familiar with his playing.
Hi there!

I met Virgil back in 1996 and since 2000 I've been involved with his website. He's a great guy, really down to earth and I think you'll have a great time seeing him for the first time. Be prepared to catch your jaw :).

If you have 6 weeks, I'd recommend the 2 Joel Hoekstra albums 'Undefined' and 'The Moon Is Falling', Virgil's own On The Virg 'Serious Young Insects' and Planet X 'Moonbabies' to get to know him a bit. Joel has put all his stuff on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/joelhoekstravideos

Serious Young Insects can be heard here: http://www.last.fm/music/On+the+Virg...+Young+Insects

and Moonbabies is on Amazon.

Have a good time!
Regards, Jeppe Morgenthaler
/virgildonati.com
Reply With Quote
  #278  
Old 02-13-2012, 01:28 AM
uniongoon's Avatar
uniongoon uniongoon is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: caesarea over looking the lake southern ontario
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Thanks, After reading the previous 7 pages, I gathered you were an involved fan of Virgil. I only watch videos on my work computer because we are on a wireless service at home and it is too easy to go over our allotted usage, criminal internet providers, but I will check the links and Virgil's site and let you know how it hits me.
__________________
See my Signia's
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=73869
Reply With Quote
  #279  
Old 03-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Morgenthaler Morgenthaler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 60
Default Re: Virgil Donati

There's a live streaming of Virgil's Long Island Drum Center clinic tomorrow. Details here:

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/20.../#.T2W8_WLj61o
Reply With Quote
  #280  
Old 03-24-2012, 03:28 AM
richkenyon's Avatar
richkenyon richkenyon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 463
Default Re: Virgil Donati

Virgil is a real pioneer on the drums. If there is a criticism I've heard it's that he can focus on showmanship to the extent where the playing suffers - a drum student of mine (that I respect) told me of a gig he went to where Donati lost the beat because of showmanship antics.

It's a shame because it gives people the opportunity to overlook what a massive talent he is. I was knocked out by his playing when I saw him with Vai.
__________________
http://www.richardkenyon.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com