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Old 03-05-2010, 05:26 PM
imispgh imispgh is offline
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Default Re: So, what is it with Steve Gadd

I would bet that Mr. Gadd himself would say that he is not even in the top 10 of drummers chops wise. That's not his gig. Ever watch his solos? He does some of his standard stuff and them usually says his database of moves is tapped out a couple minutes in and apologizes for not doing more. Steve is fundamentally sound as hell and I would imagine one of the most available and one of the lowest maintenance drummers there is to play with. Most people will take someone who is easy to work with, is dependable and not only knows they are in the rhythm section but prefer it that way over someone who is higher maintenance and worries about their solo time etc. (Jim Keltner is another one - only his limits his range even more than Steve.)
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