Jose Pasillas: 6 Grooves You Should Know

Jose Pasillas

A completely self-taught drummer, José Pasillas learned to groove the old-fashioned way — by playing along to his favorite CDs. “That’s how I practice,” he explains. “I just play to all these different songs by all these different bands. I try to vary the music from jazz to rock and roll to funk to … pretty much anything.” Judging by his hard-hitting, multi-layered style with Incubus, the Pasillas strategy worked wonders, which made us imagine that he just might have some strong opinions about grooves that every drummer should check out. We weren’t disappointed.

Page 1 of 7