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DrumsForHire 03-04-2010 01:05 AM

Steve Hass
 
This is my second thread for this drummer. I'm a big fan. For some reason my first thread is gone, and another thread started by Bob is also gone. What gives?

JazzRock 03-04-2010 01:27 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Dude! what's going on with this thread? Where did it go? I want those links again!

Drumbob 03-05-2010 01:49 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I'll post some when I get a chance. I still don't know why the thread vanished.
I'll start by posting this amazing solo again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40DMu5P_fkg

drumgirl1985 03-08-2010 03:48 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I actually wrote Bernard and he said that there was a spammer because of an unusual amount of guest viewers. Honestly though, why would a spammer just view. Spamming is advertising, and the thread didn't have any spamming in it. The question and answer in this months Modern Drummer magazine was really great, so I think that people just googled Steve Hass, and came here.

Drumbob 03-24-2010 05:16 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I heard Hass will be doing another a stint with Scofield coming up. Is this true? Tour schedule anyone?

JazzRock 04-15-2010 07:38 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I wrote an email to Susan Scofield and the word is there are no plans for the Ray Charles Project to hit the road. She did say that if demand came back, that the band would tour with the same line up.
In the meantime, where can I find more music that Hass recorded on?

Drumbob 04-15-2010 07:46 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzRock (Post 688790)
I wrote an email to Susan Scofield and the word is there are no plans for the Ray Charles Project to hit the road. She did say that if demand came back, that the band would tour with the same line up.
In the meantime, where can I find more music that Hass recorded on?

that sucks. I really thought it was his best band simply because John Scofield is a jazz/rock musician, and seeing him in one setting you're only getting a certain view of his ability. With the Ray Charles project, Scofield's entire spectrum is there, and it's real. His jazz groups can't play R+B and his R+B groups can't play jazz. Yet the group played it all.
Bring it back!

ProDrummerAustin 04-15-2010 08:04 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Agreed. I'll never forget this group for 2 reasons. It's the first band in Scofield's history to play his hits from jazz, boogaloo and r+b albums. Second because when they played here in Austin, Scofield completely embarassed the bass player by leaving him on stage to fix his amp after it didn't work during the opening number. The rest of the band went off stage until the problem was resolved. He seemed ticked off. Hass totally killed the gig. Left nothing to be desired in groove dept in all the styles. I loved it.

JazzRock 04-28-2010 06:41 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I totally agree with the Scofield post. Bring that band back!
Hass is touring with The Manhattan Transfer this spring and summer.
http://www.manhattantransfer.net/main.html

Bernhard 04-28-2010 06:54 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drumgirl1985 (Post 673829)
I actually wrote Bernard and he said that there was a spammer because of an unusual amount of guest viewers. Honestly though, why would a spammer just view. Spamming is advertising, and the thread didn't have any spamming in it. The question and answer in this months Modern Drummer magazine was really great, so I think that people just googled Steve Hass, and came here.

Ok to make it clear:

If you google Steve Hass Drummerworld Website comes up - NOT the forum.

When the attack came in there were 18'500 guests on the forum constantly same time for some days - and all visiting this Steve Hass Thread. My Server Experts had no other possibility to delete that thread or closing the forum for some time.

So we decided to go the easier way.

The 5 or six visitors from Modern Drummer are welcome and really no problem!!

Bernhard

Drumbob 05-02-2010 01:52 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
well that makes sense Bernhard, thanks for clearing that up. Great website too btw. I found this forum by googling steve hass after seeing him play. Just not enough info online about this drummer. Still I can imagine several thousand hits from exposure like Modern Drummer. His myspace has well over a million. Yet only a handful of you tube videos.
His playing on manhattan transfer's "the chick corea songbook" just kills me. Musical.

Drumbob 05-20-2010 11:42 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Does anyone know if Hass is still teaching? I'll be in LA on business coming up.

DrumsForHire 05-21-2010 11:29 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Yes, I believe he is. Hit him up on his myspace, or via Hassy@stevehass.net which is the addy on his website. I can't say enough about his playing. It seems that it always feels great and he's always creative no matter what the style, and musicians rave about him.
I believe his humble personality keeps him out of the "look at me" world of videos and drum circus clinics.

DrummingApril 06-01-2010 09:14 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
So glad to see Steve Hass mentioned here. I love his playing. I've seen him with John Scofield in trio and full band. I also saw him at IMAC with Manhattan Transfer. His feel, time, chops and ability to play every style while having a voice and being creative just amazes me. I wish he would teach and do clinics more. He has so much to offer us.

DrummingApril 06-03-2010 08:57 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I'm sitting at a little cafe in Bethesda on my laptop . Going to see Hass play tonight with Manhattan Transfer at the Strathmore. I'm pretty excited. My BF was nice enough to come with me. He's not a drummer. haha..We got up super early and took the train from NYC. Hass grooves are on their way

EDIT: It was a great show. When did Hass start playing double pedal?

DrumsForHire 06-04-2010 11:43 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Great April! He kills every gig he's on. Where can hear you play?

Drumbob 06-07-2010 08:30 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
BTW April, can you post a summarized review of what you thought about the concert?

DrummingApril 06-09-2010 12:33 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
In short, I really go to see what an amazing creative drummer has to do in order to make a great living. I think he makes a great living. lol. I've seen Steve play a few times at the old Zinc, 55 bar and with Scofield at IMAC. I know what he can do, and how he can rip. This was a different Steve Hass.
Steve was a pro. Taking chances when he could, playing perfectly solid and grooving time all night. That gig requires knowledge of quite a few different styles. He was great. The group itself being the four singers are not that great. They struggled. The pianist seemed to be playing to different beat all night. But the bass, gtr and steve were impressive flawless sidemen. I wouldn't go see this again, but it was a lesson in high level professional supportive drumming. Steve also played some tasty double pedal which I haven't seen. Thats about it. I have a few errands before seeing Billy Drummond at the vanguard tonight

Drumbob 06-10-2010 12:03 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
thanks, I'd say your review was my experience too. Manhatan Transfer always seems to get killer players. I saw Cliff Almond and Tom Brechtlein were doing the gig sometimes. Hass does an amazing job, but seeing him with Ravi Coltrane and John Scofield were my favorite..

ProDrummerAustin 06-10-2010 12:21 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Damn. they're supposed to be playing in Austin with the symphony. I was planning on going, but I already saw him with Scofield 2 years ago. Doesn't sound like it's worth the 60bucks

JazzRock 06-10-2010 08:28 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I just got the latest from fusion guitarist Jeff Richman. It's with Steve Hass, Vinnie Colaiuta and Will Kennedy.
It's pretty interesting because Hass went with his jazz sound while the other drummers are rocked and fusioned out. I wonder why. Neil Stubenhaus is on bass. I will say Hass' tracks are the most interesting because of that jazz drum sound and jazz approach to Richman's fusion tunes. WOW.

JazzRock 06-10-2010 08:28 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Oh, and nice review April, nice to meet you.

DrummingApril 06-10-2010 11:16 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Thanks! I just downloaded Jeff's album from i-tunes. I'm not sure I like the writing. It's weird. you're right though. I love the 2 tracks Steve is on

DrumsForHire 06-26-2010 06:47 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Hass is on tour again with Manhattan Transfer. Anyone going to any shows? By the reviews of that band, it's only worth seeing for the drum performance.

aldarich 06-28-2010 03:24 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumsForHire (Post 672085)
This is my second thread for this drummer. I'm a big fan. For some reason my first thread is gone, and another thread started by Bob is also gone. What gives?

I agree with you............................................... .................................................. ....................................

Drumbob 06-30-2010 10:21 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I love Adam Deitch's comment on Hass' facebook video:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video....2608153&ref=mf

DrummingApril 07-01-2010 10:15 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I love Adam and Steve. WOW. That's an awesome clip.

alyssataylor1962 07-06-2010 08:38 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Steve Hass is a professional studio or touring drummer and producer who's worked with such artist as Cher,John Scofield.I am a very big fan of this drummer.He is a very best drummer in the world.Hass is one of the few drummers in today's music scene able to play with artists in a wide variety of musical genres with authenticity.

Drumbob 07-06-2010 11:57 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Very true Alyssa.
Here's another facebook video I found:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....1410121&ref=mf

DrumsForHire 07-23-2010 02:26 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I love Steve's ever changing and adapting drumming. His jazz drumming floors me, and with Ravi Coltrane he blew through swing and compound meters. Here are some clips were he's treading waters in the school of pop drumming and perfect feeling time.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video....0049327&ref=mf

NO WONDER why he's always working.

Swiss Matthias 07-29-2010 09:36 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Yeah, Steve Hass in amazing drummer! I'm checking him out at the moment.
It's just weird that his name means hatred in German.

DrummingApril 08-10-2010 12:56 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Mathias, I read in Modern Drummer and in Steve's bio that his name is actually Stelios Hassapoglou. His legal and real last name is Greek. Also, names have different meanings in different languages. Hass in Hebrew means peace. What's weird is that Hass is actually a common name that is GERMAN. It's Bavarian:
http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.f...mily-crest.htm

Why Germans would have that as a last name, I have no idea. For an American though, it's not weird. Have you heard of Hass avocado's? The best in the world.

I love the facebook videos of Hass with Manhattan Transfer. Show's how amazingly versatile he is. The shaker groove is SOOO SOLID! Unbelievable.

DrumsForHire 08-11-2010 11:48 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I love that groove too

JazzRock 08-16-2010 06:33 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I had no idea he is a Greek, that explains his comfort with odd meters. Cool info April thanks. Anyone know Toss Panos? Another monster greek drummer?

Swiss Matthias 08-16-2010 10:36 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzRock (Post 733825)
Anyone know Toss Panos? Another monster greek drummer?

Yepp, love his work with Michael Landau. Awesome drummer!
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrummingApril
Mathias, I read in Modern Drummer and in Steve's bio that his name is actually Stelios Hassapoglou. His legal and real last name is Greek.

Thanks for the info. It's no problem, it's just a bit weird to see this word as a name.

Where did you get the info about hass meaning peace in Hebrew? I just know the word "shalom" for peace, also Hebrew.

Drumbob 08-17-2010 03:31 AM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I wish toss panos would be on more recordings and gigs. I like him.
Yea April I don't know about Hass meaning peace in Hebrew, but I also don't get the surprise in Matthias. It's a really common name in many languages. Just look it up.
Either way, the guy is a drumming madman and he's always doing something. I love that, and it's inspiring. Many drummers just talk and promote, but Hass is always on the move, and his playing is amazing.

Swiss Matthias 08-17-2010 05:08 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drumbob (Post 734145)
but I also don't get the surprise in Matthias. It's a really common name in many languages. Just look it up.

I didn't say I was surprised, it's just weird to me. There are some names that are weird for German speaking people - like (Richie) Kotzen, which means to puke in German. That's just it. Or Tod, which means death. I'm sure there are some funny examples the other way round.

JazzRock 08-17-2010 07:15 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Puke? LOL LOL LOL!!!

Drumbob 08-23-2010 10:38 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
Anyone hear anything about a jazz cruise where Hass is playing with Manhattan Transfer founding member Janis Siegel in January? Sounds a good chance to combine great music with a nice vaca.

Drumbob 09-06-2010 10:56 PM

Re: Steve Hass
 
I read on Hass' facebook that he's in the studio with Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles and Bob Mintzer, not sure for what though. Whatever the project, that will be some burning music.


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