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Old 06-07-2012, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

I find it strange that this thread hasn't been touched in six months!

Anyway, can you lot recommend a few Gadd albums I need to buy? I'll probably pick up a Paul Simon album or two, I know I already like his stuff.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:24 PM
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Just off the top of my head, some of my favorite Gadd performances can be found on these albums. Gadd may only appear on one or two tunes on some of these records. There are other threads listing his best tracks somewhere in the archives here, I think.

Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter
Chick Corea - The Leprechaun
Chick Corea - Three Quartets
Chick Corea - Friends
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon - One Trick Pony
Jim Hall - Concierto
Steely Dan - Aja
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Stanley Clarke - School Days
Stanley Clarke - Journey To Love
Eddie Gomez - Gomez
Ben Sidran - The Cat And The Hat
Hubert Laws - In The Beginning
Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me
The Gadd Gang - The Gadd Gang
Steve Gadd & Friends - Live At Voce - Deluxe Edition
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:56 PM
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Some News about
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A documentary about Steve gadd is on the run. Called: about Time

New cd: cinque - catch a corner - highly recommended ,,, Steve playinghot StuffIt
....Great Reviews all around....


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Old 07-08-2012, 06:30 AM
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Cinque - Catch a Corner .....YES YES YES!

If you think the old man has mellowed then think again. Full of jazz, funk, fire and grace, check out some of the samples on Amazon.http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Corner-C...s=cinque+catch
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:53 AM
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A documentary about Steve gadd is on the run. Called: about Time

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I'm finding it extremely difficult to find any info on this. I did manage to find a trailer (http://www.niceshoes.com/uncategoriz...-time-trailer/) which gave no info on when or where one could watch this.

Do you have any additional info?
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:18 AM
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I'm finding it extremely difficult to find any info on this. I did manage to find a trailer (http://www.niceshoes.com/uncategoriz...-time-trailer/) which gave no info on when or where one could watch this.

Do you have any additional info?
Just watched the video. AHHHHHHHHHH. I'm so stoked for this!!!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:07 AM
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trailor about time on vimeo

http://vimeo.com/31168987
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 AM
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Thank you for this... My hometown hero...... My idol .......
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:40 AM
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Thank you for this... My hometown hero...... My idol .......
I don't know if you've seen this clip, Steve is absolutely ridiculous, a real gem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BYb3u0aZVY
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:44 AM
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I don't know if you've seen this clip, Steve is absolutely ridiculous, a real gem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BYb3u0aZVY
I have and thanks for that... I'm not sure Steve's capable of producing anything less than ridiculous these days....
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:31 AM
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trailor about time on vimeo

http://vimeo.com/31168987
I'm really excited. The title says it all. It's about time someone made a documentary about Gadd. He's one of the most important musicians of the last half of the 20th century. F**king about time, indeed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:32 AM
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Thank you for this... My hometown hero...... My idol .......
Apparently we have the same hometown. Although I live in Vermont now.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:14 PM
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Apparently we have the same hometown. Although I live in Vermont now.
Very cool.. I always wanted to move to Vermont but that ship has probably sailed....
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:12 AM
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I find it strange that this thread hasn't been touched in six months!

Anyway, can you lot recommend a few Gadd albums I need to buy? I'll probably pick up a Paul Simon album or two, I know I already like his stuff.
I'm a major Gadd fan and I'm enjoying these three a lot at the moment:

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (CTI)
Dr John - City Lights (A&M)
Steve Khan - The Blue Man (Columbia)*

* Steve Khan's (www.stevekhan.com) notes on Gadd's incredible drumming on the final section of the track 'An Eye Over Autumn' are great:

"This is truly one of my favorite sections on any of my recordings, and I feel lucky that it happened on 'my record.' It's such a pleasure to watch and listen to a great artist behind the drums. The horn parts had already been written, and Steve had them sketched into his drum part. So, with a drummer like Steve, and there are others (Peter Erskine and Dave Weckl immediately come to mind) who can read, solo, and interpret written music on the fly, it's so exciting to watch all this happening at once. I remember that once the take was done, and we were all gathered in the control room to listen back, Rick Marotta, whom Michael Brecker affectionately calls "the Elvin Jones of Rock,"(because of his loose, and laid-back time feel) was sitting with his head in his hands; and once the last notes had sounded, and the room was quiet, he looked at his dear friend Steve Gadd and said, "I HATE YOU!!!" Which, of course, means the exact opposite!!! It was a great moment and really unforgettable for me."
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:45 PM
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Here's a SG clip some of you may have never seen. From 1977 in a Rochester club with Mainieri and others....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LK4df29dEk
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:59 AM
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Hi there! Could you guys explain
what's happening during Steve's solo on 'St. Thomas',Chuck Mangione Quartet,Alive! from 1972? This is
killer one and correct me if I'm wrong but I think I can hear additional percussion at first part of the solo? Tambourine shakin' by one of the members or JUST :) jingle ring on hats? Thanx!
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:18 PM
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Hi there! Could you guys explain
what's happening during Steve's solo on 'St. Thomas',Chuck Mangione Quartet,Alive! from 1972? This is
killer one and correct me if I'm wrong but I think I can hear additional percussion at first part of the solo? Tambourine shakin' by one of the members or JUST :) jingle ring on hats? Thanx!
I don't know for sure but I've seen Chuck with Steve several times and have seen Chuck play hand percussion a few times. That may or may not be the case here though. If you look at the link I included on #575 of this thread, you can see him using a tambourine on his hi-hat and then removes it part way through his solo.

One thing's for sure - it's a tragedy that this has not been released on CD.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:51 PM
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One thing's for sure - it's a tragedy that this has not been released on CD.
Maybe there's still a chance if we give it a shot! ;)
http://www.mangionemagic.com/forum/petition.asp

BTW great video from 1977!

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 PM
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Hi Gadd fans.

Random question (apologies if this is not the right thread).

On Leo Sayer's 1976 Album Endless Flight, there are multiple drummers credited (I don't have the album itself). Included are Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro and others.

Does anyone here know if Steve was the drummer on "When I Need You".

I say it was, but have been challenged that it was Jeff.

Thanks all

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:25 PM
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Hi Gadd fans.

Random question (apologies if this is not the right thread).

On Leo Sayer's 1976 Album Endless Flight, there are multiple drummers credited (I don't have the album itself). Included are Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro and others.

Does anyone here know if Steve was the drummer on "When I Need You".

I say it was, but have been challenged that it was Jeff.

Thanks all

Regards

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I've always thought it was Jeff. Here's a piece on Jeff by Robyn Flans, who wrote for MD and interviewed him for that magazine back in the day. http://www.stevelukather.net/Interview.aspx?id=5

She lists When I Need You as a track Jeff played on.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:18 PM
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Here's the complete line up of the album:

http://www.discogs.com/Leo-Sayer-End...elease/1329835

Cheers!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Just stumbled on this. There's not much Gadd on video I haven't seen, but this one somehow eluded me. Gadd with Bellson! And an all-star supporting percussion cast.

Thought I'd share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h0YEJKavi0
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:40 AM
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Loved the vid, 8. What a stellar combo.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 PM
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I've always thought it was Jeff. Here's a piece on Jeff by Robyn Flans, who wrote for MD and interviewed him for that magazine back in the day. http://www.stevelukather.net/Interview.aspx?id=5

She lists When I Need You as a track Jeff played on.
Well found! Thank you. I appreciate it. It's such a simple and great-feeling drum track, it makes sense that it could be either of them.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM
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Here's the complete line up of the album:

http://www.discogs.com/Leo-Sayer-End...elease/1329835

Cheers!
Thanks for that. Really appreciated. I guess I owe my buddy a dollar. :)
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:28 PM
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Just stumbled on this. There's not much Gadd on video I haven't seen, but this one somehow eluded me. Gadd with Bellson! And an all-star supporting percussion cast.

Thought I'd share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h0YEJKavi0
Awesome... Never seen that one before...
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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What's the item behind Steve's left elbow in this photo?
Is it some kind of stick holder?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:20 PM
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Awesome... Never seen that one before...

That video is incredible! Thanks for sharing

Check this link out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HijVS8fl16E
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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Happy Birthday Dr. God!

And some words of the day, taken from Tommy Igoe's FB page:

'In the approx. 100 year history of
the drumset, there have been only
two, possibly three transformative
artists on the drums. The ones who
change the way EVERYONE else
plays, who wholly establish a new
musical delivery for what we do.
That's it. Only two or three.
Some are arguable. One is not.

Happy Birthday, Steve Gadd.'
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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Happy Birthday indeed! What an incredible gift he has shared with the world...I'm gonna have to go all the way back through this thread now....oh well :)
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:54 PM
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Happy Birthday Dr. God!

And some words of the day, taken from Tommy Igoe's FB page:

'In the approx. 100 year history of
the drumset, there have been only
two, possibly three transformative
artists on the drums. The ones who
change the way EVERYONE else
plays, who wholly establish a new
musical delivery for what we do.
That's it. Only two or three.
Some are arguable. One is not.

Happy Birthday, Steve Gadd.'
I saw this, too.

The best part is there was some mugwump here arguing with me that Steve wasn't influential. Where is that mother****er now?

Happy Birthday, Steve Gadd.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:16 PM
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Steve Gadd on how watching Chick Corea play his drums helped him understand Tony.

http://youtu.be/yviGtItwtXk
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:01 PM
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Every note he plays is gold. Happy Birthday, Steve!

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:39 PM
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.... The best part is there was some mugwump here arguing with me that Steve wasn't influential....
Really?? There's someone who is breathing air, that's a musician, and really thinks that?? I didn't know that could exist.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 PM
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The best part is there was some mugwump here arguing with me that Steve wasn't influential. Where is that mother****er now?
Really? I had no idea man... so who's that Steve everyone speaking about?

















Just kidding Larry :)

Happy Birthday Steve, long may the inspiration continue...
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:10 AM
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HAHAHAHAHA !!!

Steve is laughing too. All of the way to the bank !

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:17 PM
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Gadd is a great musician, and just happens to play drums.

No wonder he is in such demand by other musicians
playing whatever instruments they happen to play.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:35 PM
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He plays a simple "country beat" with so much groove and finesse ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FEBDNJtNWk
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:52 AM
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I usually shy away from the "my favorite drummer is better than your drummer" arguments but I look at it like this...Not everyone has done enough listening or had enough positive musical experiences to define( to themselves) what good is. So, it's somewhat subjective with some people being more right than others. Not everyone can decide on what's good or even great musically or even drumistically. And even though that may be from a lack of experience, you really can't tell them they're wrong, which, I suppose, is unfortunate...
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:04 AM
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Dr. Gadd will be groovin' on a new Malcolm Moore album 'Ultraviolet'. Pledgemusic project started,61 days left.

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/malcolmmooremusic
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