My personal favorite Jeff tracks:
Gaucho - Steely Dan
Black Friday - Steely Dan
Doctor Wu - Steely Dan
Chain Lightning - Steely Dan
Your Gold Teeth II - Steely Dan
King of the World - Steely Dan (from a very rare live performance at the Record Plant in 1974, playing double drums with Jim Hodder. As Donald Fagen puts it, "COOKIN!")
Night by Night - Steely Dan
Parker's Band - Steel Dan (double drumming with Jim Gordon)
FM - Steely Dan
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Jojo - Boz Scaggs
Calling Elvis - Dire Straits
Heavy Fuel - Dire Straits
The Grind - Tommy Bolin
Homeward Strut - Tommy Bolin
Blues for Ronnie - Karizma (double drumming with Carlos Vega)
Space Glide - Lee Ritenour
Mother - Pink Floyd
Hold the Line - Toto
Rosanna - Toto
Girl Goodbye - Toto
Jake to the Bone - Toto
Also check out the tune:My Own Way to Rock by Burton Cummings; amazing shuffle on that one.
Guess I'm wrong about the studio? I thought it was Jim on most if not not all of those tracks. He recorded with Burton Cummings but it sounds like Jeff Porcaro was on some of those tracks.Brian - Wiki discography shows My Own Way to Rock is Jeff P no? my band plays it and I always thought it was Jeff.
I agree, such an economy of notes while playing the space and making it groove. And then, he integrates the toms into the mixture and that actually contributes to the song's identity. It wouldn't be the same tune without those fills and ornamentations.Happy Birthday Jeff
some of Jeff's unsung work right here
you may not listen to this tune and say ... whoa, listen to that drumming ... but I do !!!
some of the best song drumming you will ever hear in your life right here
listen to Jeff just sit right in there
Yes, this is a great example of that "rolling egg" metaphor (or simile?). Wish I were as good as executing that kind of thing while I'm playing as I am at noticing it when I'm listening. ;-)Great thrift and he really creates a nice feel for the song. I think the best grooves are like a rolling egg instead of a rolling ball. This egg rolls slow and then those great tom fills. Jeffs the man.
Such a good track. Sort of amazing how the two hi-hat parts manage to deepen the groove without cluttering things up.I really like Boz Scaggs song 'Lowdown'. Tasty 2 beat fill intro (3e+a 4_+a) into a beautifully played 1/16th groove. The kick pattern is nice, 3 strokes per bar. The '1', and the 'a3'. Played so clean.