There’s been a trend in recent years of drummers going for deep, dark, heavily muffled tones, whether in indie rock or mainstream pop. Steve Jordan did much to revive this fatter, thuddier sound—which originally appeared on albums made in the 1970s by the Eagles, P-Funk, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, and others—during his tenure as drummer and producer for singer-songwriter John Mayer.

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