Steve Gadd
The Fills in "AJA" - Ratamaques
from the Hudson Music Master Series DVD: Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd: Hudson Music Master Series

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Unlike traditional drum clinics, the master class is a more intimate educational environment that allows a deeper level of interaction between a drummer and his audience and often leads to spontaneous, inspired and inspiring results.

The one-hour and thirty-five-minute “Master Class” session offers unprecedented view of a modern drumming icon as Steve reveals his approach to the drums and music through an open, question-and-answer format.

His natural warmth, charisma and abundant drumming skills are readily apparent as he demonstrates and discusses many of the signature drum tracks he created with artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Steeley Dan, Chick Corea, James Taylor and Eric Clapton.

One of the many highlights of the performance is a self-accompanied brush solo on “Bye, Bye Blackbird”.

Additional topics include applying rudiments to the drumset and playing to a click-track, odd-times, shuffles and solos in a musical context.

Bonus footage includes a 20-minute Steve Gadd documentary from the 2003 American Drummers Achievement Award ceremony plus a Steve Gadd - Giovanni Hidalgo duet from 1997 Modern Drummer Festival.