born on 29/4/1930 in Hartford, CT, United States
Joe Porcaro (born April 29, 1930) is 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). He appeared on every Toto album from Turn Back through Kingdom of Desire, including Toto IV. He has a daughter, Joleen Porcaro Duddy, 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.
- 2002 Better Off Back Then
With Rosemary Clooney
- 1992 Girl Singer
- 1993 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)
- 1981 Turn Back
- 1982 Toto IV
- 1986 Fahrenheit
- 1988 The Seventh One
- 1992 Kingdom of Desire
- 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
- 1979 Raw Silk, Randy Crawford
- 1979 Children of the World, Stan Getz
- 1981 Big Mouth, Milt Jackson
- 1981 Rit, Lee Ritenour
- 1982 Ride Like the Wind, Freddie Hubbard
- 1987 Freedom at Midnight, David Benoit
- 1988 Reunion, Mel Tormé
- 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 Paid Vacation, Richard Marx
- 1996 Luntana, Emil Richards
- 1996 Organic, Joe Cocker
- 1997 Conspiracy Theory, Carter Burwell
- 1997 Tribute to Jeff Porcaro, David Garfield
- Mattingly, Rich. "Emil Richards". Percussive Arts Society. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- "Joe Porcaro | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- Official website (archived 2011)
- "Profile: Joe Porcaro" at Drummerworld