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Old 04-05-2010, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: So, what is it with Steve Gadd

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Originally Posted by Pat Petrillo View Post
2) Steve is a groove master who has played on thousands of records, not by flashing chops, but playing music, the song.
x10000000

If i may add: Touch, feel, subtle timing/tonal/texture/volume control.... Steve Gadd plays what is necessary and no more or less. Reminds me of the drumming equivalent of Miles Davis during his Prestige years recordings.


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4) Steve is a WONDERFUL, beautiful human being. VERY humble, and down to earth for someone who has achieved SO MUCH....'nuff said on that one!
The world is a far better place with Steve in it.


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I suggest you listen to recordings of Steve with Chick Corea in the '70's. Listen to Aja by Steely Dan, just to start out.
x10000 Chick is a very interesting as a musical inventor/creator.

Steve Gadd just has that something that completes the music and does not compete with it. Hope that makes sense.

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Ok, perhaps cliché yet...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5--Sje98jI
My goodness, look how young Simon is, gawd i feel old!

And of course

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZLLYEzKE8

A thing of beauty!
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