Joe Porcaro is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Joe was best known as a American percussionist (The Wrecking Crew).
Joe Porcaro
Born (1930-04-29) April 29, 1930 (age 90)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
  • Drums
  • percussion
Associated actsToto
Joe Porcaro (April 29,1930 - July 6, 2020) was an American jazz drummer.
Porcaro has recorded with Natalie Cole, Don Ellis, Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Gladys Knight, Madonna, The Monkees, Gerry Mulligan, Pink Floyd, Howard Roberts, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan. He has done film scores with James Newton Howard, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Frizzell and his son Steve Porcaro. With educator and drummer Ralph Humphrey, he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) in Pasadena, California, which is now called the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM).
His three sons were in the rock band Toto: drummer Jeff Porcaro (1954–1992), bassist Mike Porcaro (1955–2015), and keyboardist Steve Porcaro (b. 1957), who still is a session musician and programmer. Joe appeared on every Toto album from Turn Back through Kingdom of Desire, including Toto IV. He has a daughter, Joleen Porcaro Duddy, (Actress and Designer), whose children, Chase and Paige Duddy, formed the electronic duo XYLO.
Porcaro has led a group with Emil Richards, a native of Hartford who plays vibraphone and collects percussion instruments from around the world.
1 Discography
1.1 As leader
1.2 As sideman
2 References
3 External links
4 Death
As leader
2002 Better Off Back Then
As sideman
With Rosemary Clooney
1992 Girl Singer
1994 Still on the Road
1995 Demi-Centennial
1996 Dedicated to Nelson
1997 Mothers & Daughters
2002 Out of This World
With Lalo Schifrin
The Fox (MGM, 1968)
There's a Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (Dot, 1968)
Kelly's Heroes (MGM, 1970)
Rock Requiem (Verve, 1971)
Enter the Dragon (Warner Bros., 1973)
With Toto
1981 Turn Back
1982 Toto IV
1986 Fahrenheit
1988 The Seventh One
1992 Kingdom of Desire
With others
1962 Blues on the Other Side, Mike Mainieri (Argo)
1967 Sugar, Nancy Sinatra
1968 California Soul, Gerald Wilson
1969 Instant Replay, The Monkees
1971 Electronic Progress, Harvey Mandel
1971 The Age of Steam, Gerry Mulligan
1974 150 MPH, Louie Bellson
1975 Home Plate, Bonnie Raitt
1975 Mirrors, Peggy Lee
1975 Touch, John Klemmer
1976 Barefoot Ballet, John Klemmer
1976 Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs
1977 Southern Nights, Glen Campbell
1977 Making a Good Thing Better, Olivia Newton-John
1978 Change of Heart, Eric Carmen
1979 Raw Silk, Randy Crawford
1979 Yvonne, Yvonne Elliman
1979 Headlines, Paul Anka
1979 Children of the World, Stan Getz
1981 Big Mouth, Milt Jackson
1981 Messina, Jim Messina
1981 Songs of The Beatles, Sarah Vaughan
1981 Rit, Lee Ritenour
1982 Donna Summer, Donna Summer
1982 Ride Like the Wind, Freddie Hubbard
1984 Emotion, Barbra Streisand
1987 Freedom at Midnight, David Benoit
1988 Reunion, Mel Tormé
1989 Like a Prayer, Madonna
1992 Brasileiro, Sergio Mendes
1993 Devotion, Warren Hill
1993 When My Heart Finds Christmas, Harry Connick Jr.
1993 Windows, Roger Kellaway
1994 Dreams in Motion, Felix Cavaliere
1994 Richard Marx, Richard Marx
1996 Luntana, Emil Richards
1996 Organic, Joe Cocker
1997 Conspiracy Theory, Carter Burwell
1997 Tribute to Jeff Porcaro, David Garfield
2005 Christmas Songs, Diana Krall
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