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David Garfield

David Garfield

“When you have a focal point for a record, it becomes your guiding light,” says pianist David Garfield concerning his tribute to the late drummer Jeff Porcaro, Tribute to Jeff, a daunting project on the Zebra label that brought together the talents of 78 musicians.

A guiding light was essential, because the process took Garfield more than two years to organize and produce. Among the luminaries collaborating with Garfield are Boz Scaggs, David Benoit, Larry Carlton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Brandon Fields, Dave Weckl, Joe Sample, Peter Erskine, Steve Lukather, Eddie Van Halen and a host of others. Most of the cuts were made in Los Angeles, with trips to Nashville and New York to complete the project.

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