Yesterday I was at the Steve Lukather (yes, that's the guitarist from Toto) concert in Switzerland and I was very curious how his drummer, Eric Valentine
, would perform.
Now let me tell you one thing first: the gig was absolutely fantastic!!! 3 hours of great rock music performed by great musicians. It was a blast.
Eric Valentine, who's homepage is a bit out of date: www.ericvalentine.net
, was outstanding. his performance was subtle, energetic, powerful and stirring at the same time. I was blown away by it, so was my nephew (he's a drummer as well - family ties).
I believe he played a double bass Yamaha set consisting of 5 times (it could have been 6, hard to identify from my angle), 2 snares and Zildjian K's.
I discovered that he has a solo CD out, Jazz Impressions, which I will get myself.
If the pictures I took are okay (sorry, just didn't have the time to look at it so far), I will post some here.