The first in a new series celebrating the work of AOR diety Jeff Porcaro by Martijn Soetens, music director of NPO Radio 6 Soul & Jazz in the Netherlands. Porcaro is best known as the inspirational drummer and band leader of Toto who tragically died aged 38 in 1992. His cause of death is hotly contested to this day. Some say it was a fatal allergy to the insecticide he used on his lawn. Others point to the recreational activity most associated with the smooth superstars of his era. However the legacy of his music continues to grow in stature and this series will explore his work in Toto and as one of the most prolific session drummers in the Los Angeles music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s.