Listening to the drummer
Cris Cohen: As we've talked about in the past, there is that special connection between the bass player and the drummer. What is the key to meshing with a new drummer?
John Pierce of Toto: That's a very good question. I've done it so many times because all those years in the studio, every day is a different drummer. I mean at this level, when guys are as good as Sput is for instance, meshing happens pretty fast. This guy's an extremely skilled musician.
The key is listening, listening to the drummer. What does he feel like? My job is really to do what it takes to get on his clock. And with Sput it was a piece of cake. He’s really an amazing drummer.
In this case with these guys that I'm surrounded by, I'm certainly in good hands. These guys make everyone else sound better.
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