Re: So, what is it with Steve Gadd
Yeah, Gadd is pretty much one of the great "pocket" drummers of all time. I dig Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Carter Beauford and David Garibaldi for their groove. Against the Weckl's and Vinnies of the world, their style is totally different, Just because you're not pushing the envelope with chops doesn't mean you're not a great drummer. Lately I've seen a lot of Jojo clips on Youtube when he's just laid back chillin' and groovin' and I know for a fact the chops-wise he's a God among drummers and could wipe us all out with one hand and one foot if he chose to. Think of Gadd's style like driving a Ferrari five miles per hour UNDER the speed limit in a school zone. You're still turning heads even if you're not on the redline. Keep digging for more clips of Steve Gadd.
I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drums all day!