Here’s a fantastic Vinnie Colaiuta drum solo video I recently found on Drummerworld.com, which features Colaiuta with Jeff Beck, Tal Wilkenfeld and Jason Rebello. I remember the first time I heard the original studio version of Led Boots with Jan Hammer. That was a great fusion of rock and jazz, with some truly insane drumming. Although, I’m not certain if the original track featured Hammer or Narada Michael Walden (need to see if I still own a vinyl copy with liner notes). In any case, Colaiuta does the song justice in this video. And what is up with Wilkenfeld? PRODIGY. Actually, that may be a bit insulting. When I listen to and watch her, it’s clear that she’s worked very, very hard to be the greatness that she’s become.
For a great close up look at Vinnie Colaiuta, I can highly recommend Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales DVD, on which Colaiuta plays the album live in a beautiful home studio setting.