Haha, thats true, you can't really hide it very well! I guess its because his work is so creative and original, that there's very little common ground.Yeah, I fell in love with that lick the first time I heard it, way way back when. Then I bought the Up Close video and started to woodshed it. I used to find a way to stick it in almost everything I played for a while there. One of the problems with lifting Gadd's stuff is it's so obvious where you're getting it from. But I still sneak that figure in when I get a chance.
It is indeed classic!Wow, I completely forgot about that one! That is so classic. Nice playing!
I know, its pretty crazy! What a beautiful groove...Gadd's genius: make poignant musical statements with simple things - i.e. inverted doubles.
Yup, RLLRRLLR is an inverted double stroke roll. I believe you would also call LLRRLLRR and LRRLLRRL inversions of the double stroke roll.not to hijack the thread, but inverted doubles are RLLRRLLR etc, correct? I've always been disputed over this.
Thank you!Wow, awesome. Very nice playing.
Thank you for your kind words! And sure, have at it, lol.you're a studious, good player, not to mention industrious. i liked your ice skating piece-cool gig...do you think i could borrow your set this weekend so i can get some chicks? it's cool.
From what I understand, thats the origin of it. I think thats the only place he plays it!I first heard that lick on the break from the Rickie Lee Jones song Chuck E's in Love. Loved it. Just a simple little 32nd note break in the middle of the song that you only heard once. Tasty!
Thats a pretty cool groove, it takes a light touch and a good time feel to make it feel right, I haven't had a look at it in a loooong time, thanks for reminding me!I've just sussed Gadd's 50 ways to leave your lover groove, but it doesn't sound like Gadd. How many years will that take?
Do it! You'll fall in love with it quicklyVery nice as always luke, keep up the good work, might have to give that one a shot, looks pretty intense.
He uses it on a few other recordings.From what I understand, thats the origin of it. I think thats the only place he plays it!
Cool, I never knew that; thanks for sharing those, I really enjoyed that 8mile!He uses it on a few other recordings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01cSqCD8x0w at the 1:10 mark, except here he does it with rim clicks. This was a hit single for Jarreau.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_UtxM55JY Throughout the solo, especially after about the 7:00 mark, at a much faster tempo! He played it on the original recording, too.