Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby beat hit » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:30 pm

I'll never forget the time I saw Virgil doing a clinic in the mid 90's in a Toronto suburb. T'wasn't so much his ferocious double-bass chops that impressed me most but his outstanding dynamic control on the snare. He demonstrated it playing pianissimo rudiments at high tempo on the snare alone... Totally blew me away... wow...

Funny thing was, there were some big names Toronto Fusion cats in the house. I still remember hearing one's envious comments after the clinic... "Yeah he's good but I could pull that off too"....
Wha? Really???
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby sjj123 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:04 am

I dont play the bass but that guy is pretty awesome...a lot like Geddy Lee in terms of the effortless singing/playing simultaneously
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Kurtis » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:06 pm



nice find!!! i have been watching this gig all day. entire concert! thanks interweb. any band Vifgil is in i'm sold! His drum sound is huge. 60 years plus and killing it!!!
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Kurtis » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:23 pm



Oh Shit!
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:04 pm

The two albums Virgil did with Joel Hoekstra remain favorites of mine

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Peter C » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:18 am

Thanks, Morg. Great vids.

I am alive. Not the same but
am functional waist up, mostly.
Let Virg know I would like to
contact him.

Hope you (and everyone here)
are healthy and OK in life. I
will try and come by and see
if we can catch up some.

Regards,

Pete
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:23 am

It warms my heart to hear from you, Pete. I've thought of you so many times.
Virg is crazy busy these days, but I'll see what I can do.

Much love, J
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Kurtis » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:48 pm



youtube feed said hey watch this. wow.

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