Virgil Donati was giving a workshop in Rome in 2002; when asked about his favourites among the new generation of drummers, he answered: "I've seen Pier Paolo playing yesterday night and he's my favourite one in Italy. He and Walter Calloni".
Interviewed by "Percussioni" magazine in January 2000, Gary Chaffee says about Ferroni: "Pier Paolo has devoted his whole life to become a skillful musician".
Pier Paolo Ferroni is one of the new "monsters" of the world drumming scene and I strongly believe Europeans should be proud that one of "our" drummers is consider as skillful as (if not better than) several American big names. Listening to the songs included in this Minus One Drums, you will realize he is an out and out "fury" when handling his sticks; you will appreciate his creativity and ability in mastering uneven timeframes, dynamic and tempo variations but, above all, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the class and naturalness of his magic "touch", just like an U.F.O. (WALTER MARTINO)
Some of my collaborations:
Napoleon Murphy Brock
Frankie Hi Nrg
Furio Di Castri