Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias
Great thought, Polly!
+1 on that.
I remember when I first saw that video. It was right when it came out and Dave and Vinnie were two of my favorite drummers at the time. My exposure to Steve Gadd was limited to Al Dimeola and Steely Dan, and of course 50 Ways.
I thought he out-classed the other two to be honest. He struck me as almost a savant - like it just wasn't in his DNA to do something of questionable coolness. Just a lot of very well placed accents and especially flams was all it took and it didn't really seem like he was really thinking about it - or that perhaps he really was thinking about it and just wasn't aware anyone else was even in the room!