Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.
I think this is hard. I wasn't massively impressed when i first saw videos of him, especially on drummerworld, but as a player and accompanist, Gadd is unique. Gadd has so much groove, it's just unbelievable. I think you really have to watch him play with others and what he does on his records to really understand the level he plays at. Not massive chops, but back in there, just playing what he needs to. Some of these drummers on drummerworld (in fact quite a lot of them) take really front end roles when playing with their various bands - Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, Donati, Steve Smith, Smitty, Dennis, etc etc the list goes on. Very very few just play a groove so perfect it just messes with your head. Gadd is one of them. Not massive on chops, doesn't need to be, but an amazing supporting musician - find some stuff and listen to it! Eric Clapton esp.