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Old 06-23-2007, 01:35 PM
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Are there Eric Clapton CD releases with Steve Jordan or is it just live performances?

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Old 06-23-2007, 06:58 PM
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I believe he was just on board for the 2006 tour.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:06 AM
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Hey guys, I am so thrilled to say that I met Steve tonight. He was playing with Sonny Rollins in Vancouver at the Orpheum theatre and I had absolutely no idea that they were playing together until Sonny announced his name. I waited outside the stage door and sure enough there he was. He was even kind of enough to have a quick word with me and he gave me a nice handshake/hug. I only wish now that I had asked him for a signed stick or something, but maybe that would have been too much, you tell me! But the thing that was coolest tonight about Steve, other than meeting him was seeing that he is an incredible jazz drummer. I have only ever heard his recordings and seen his videos with his legendary 'grooves.' I have to say that I feel totally inspired to play now. Does anyone know if he has an email or a fanclub? I would LOVE to get in touch with him and thank him for his inspiration if it is at all possible.
NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!! I had a gig that night and wanted to see Sonny Rollins so bad, but had no clue that Steve Jordan was the drummer!!! AW MAN!! That's awesome that you were able to meet him. I don't know of anyway to contact him, I certainly would. And he is an amazing jazz drummer. He plays some good stuff on his DVD. How great was the Sonny Rollins gig?
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:59 AM
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I used to stay up and watch David Letterman just see Steve play back in the day. It was just Steve, Will Lee, Paul Schaffer and Hiram Bullock (i think). Awesome little four piece. I like Anton Fig, but Steve is the man in the pocket.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:37 AM
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I used to stay up and watch David Letterman just see Steve play back in the day. It was just Steve, Will Lee, Paul Schaffer and Hiram Bullock (i think). Awesome little four piece. I like Anton Fig, but Steve is the man in the pocket.
Hey Sling,
I remember those days as well and did the exact same thing, I was more interested in watching Steve Jordan than anything else on the show. He really laid into the opening theme and I can't think of very many drummers who look like their having as much fun as him.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:51 PM
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I was planning on getting his DVD, "The Groove is Here". Does anyone have it and what do you think about it?
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:55 PM
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I was planning on getting his DVD, "The Groove is Here". Does anyone have it and what do you think about it?
I have it. If you're looking for solid education, look elsewhere. The whole DVD is pretty much about Steve Jordan grooving away in different situations. There's some food for thought and inspiration available for those who have the ability to find it, but personally I can't recommend buying it.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:57 PM
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I have it. If you're looking for solid education, look elsewhere. The whole DVD is pretty much about Steve Jordan grooving away in different situations. There's some food for thought and inspiration available for those who have the ability to find it, but personally I can't recommend buying it.
Ok thanks. I was looking for inspiration more than the educational aspect of it. It sounds a bit like Bernard Purdie's Groove Master VHS which I had the opportunity to get. Honestly not that great educationally but you can't not get inspired while watching a master at work.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:07 AM
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My teacher is a massive of Steve Jordan and so am I now. I remember spending at least three lessons watching his new dvd 'The Groove is Here' and studying various grooves he played. Man, does it feel good to play them once you really lock his kinda feel down, but no matter what you can't get that same groove that he does.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:00 PM
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hey guys Steve is a monster, and his playing on the james taylor dvd is incredible! Put that thing on and you can lay down in the pocket!

But, he actually is not on the track take it so hard from the keith richards cd, Charlie Drayton played drums, steve played bass.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:16 PM
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I have it. If you're looking for solid education, look elsewhere. The whole DVD is pretty much about Steve Jordan grooving away in different situations. There's some food for thought and inspiration available for those who have the ability to find it, but personally I can't recommend buying it.
I have the DVD and have watched it countless amounts of times. It does educate you on the philosphy of drumming which I loved, but yes it seemed more of an inspirational DVD with a lot of killer grooves. I recommend buying it.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:39 PM
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Man! I am dying to see some footage of Steve recently playing with Sonny Rollins! Does anyone have some of that? I checked U tube to no avail! Shucks!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:15 PM
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Man! I am dying to see some footage of Steve recently playing with Sonny Rollins! Does anyone have some of that? I checked U tube to no avail! Shucks!!
same here, i would really like to see some of the footage from the recent carnegie hall concert that sonny played with roy haynes and christian mcbride. in the most recent issue of jazz times magazine there is a photo essay covering this concert but it only covers the group which had roy haynes in it, the touring group with steve jordan played the second set but is not mentioned in the article.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:13 PM
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Gotta love Roy, but I have seen Roy about 10 times. I haven't seen Steve in a straight ahead setting and would love to. Btw, you should hear Christian Mc bride play the drums. My friend was at a jam session and he Christian sat in and was killin!
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:11 PM
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God = adjective for drummers like Vinnie
Favourite = adjective for Steve

his feeling touches a note inside, man
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:10 AM
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Well put.

That's why Gadd is my favorite, although I think of Vinnie as being the only other one on the exact same level. There's just something about Steve and Steve that pulls you into their world, whereas with some others you're left watching in awe from the outside.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:29 PM
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Yeah, I totally understand what you mean, and whole-heartedly agree on that. Another great drummer, but often under-rated and mostly little-known (to people in general, not us drummers) is Matt Chamberlain. One of the grooviest and most versatile of modern-day drummers.

Vinnie...well, what can I say..he can equally pull you in and put you in awe within the same song, with a single touch. Think the hi-hat work on fairly simple song like The Hounds Of Winter, off Sting's Mercury Falling.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:28 PM
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Yes, yes. I didn't mean to imply that Vinnie is someone who only does the "in awe from the outside" thing, just that he doesn't suck you in as much as Gadd or Jordan. Especially with Gadd, where oftentimes I feel like I'm swimming in the biggest ocean there is! But of course Vinnie is Vinnie, and he can do pretty much everything under the sun, including sucking you way down into the depths of his own gigantic sea.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:14 AM
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Can anyone tell me any other DVD's Steve plays on apart from the James Taylor live and 'In the Groove'
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:14 PM
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I was planning on getting his DVD, "The Groove is Here". Does anyone have it and what do you think about it?
I have it and love it. I usually put it on as background when I am messing around in my studio in hopes that that groove will infect me!! If you are looking for inspiration this a great DVD.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:29 PM
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Love the DVD, best I've seen someone explain playing "in the pocket". Also saw him with Clapton awhile back, pure genius. Never over the top, always plays for the song and not for himself or attention, which gains himself attention ironically.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:22 PM
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Steve the groove master! Check out Robben Ford-Tiger Walk, David Sanborn - Upfront and Hearsay. Also check out the Live Lyle Lovett DVD: Sound Stage presents ... where Steve displays more of his jazz, blues and gospel grooves.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:05 PM
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Steve the groove master! Check out Robben Ford-Tiger Walk, David Sanborn - Upfront and Hearsay. Also check out the Live Lyle Lovett DVD: Sound Stage presents ... where Steve displays more of his jazz, blues and gospel grooves.
His stuff with Sanborn is amazing! Tiger Walk is also a killer groove.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:50 PM
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Just checked out John Mayer's Continuum and John Scofield's tribute to Ray Charles - amazing stuff! His attention to detail (for example, snare drum sounds) to shape and colour the grooves in each tune stands out. Even live (as in the James Taylor DVD), you see Steve changing snare drums in between tunes - true art!
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:58 AM
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I love Steve Jordan. Got to see him play live at Crossroads. He's incredible. I love his 17" hi-hats. Totally ridiculous, but they sound amazing. I also recommend watching Herbie Hancock: Possibilities. There isn't a huge spotlight on him there but he lays down some really nice grooves on that documentary. And of course he's amazing with John Mayer Trio as well. Great groove. One of the best out there.

I haven't read the whole thread, but my band director at school was telling about this album not too long ago where the drummer lays down some crazy off-time grooves. He said that he lays down 5/4 and 7/4 grooves over 4/4 time signature throughout the song. Sounds kind of crazy. We looked it up and it's way hard to find we think but I think it was Steve Jordan on drums. Anyways I couldn't write it down at the time and now I forgot the name of the album and the band. Does it sound at all familiar to anyone?


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Old 10-04-2008, 02:48 AM
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has anyone seen john mayers new concert dvd?
"where the light is"

they feature steve for only like 7 songs but they talk about him a good bit and he sounds great!

and check out the avatar........
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:48 AM
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I love and own John Mayer's "Where the Light Is" album. Steve Jordan just shows how incredible he is, by just adding in those little things that make the song totally unique.

I have seen John Mayer 3 times live, but I have yet to see Steve Jordan play along side him live. I can't wait for that day to come though!

I also own Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" dvd and Steve Jordan ROCKS OUT on the songs he plays! Even when he's just doing the brushes for accent sounds to back up the other drummer, he's totally rocking out.
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I did the same thing - I love Anton a lot but I loved Steve in the day!

Steve inspires me every day.

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:34 AM
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get jojo mayers dvd for instruction and a little playing...
but get steve jordans for the killer grooves and licks....jojo doesnt teach you that, he gives you the tools to do that
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:14 PM
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Steve is touring with John Mayer for the "Battle Studies Tour." I was fortunate enough to be Steve's guest at the show in Tampa last week. The show was a lesson in how important a great drummer is to a great sound and a great show. Steve was acting as musical director and every musician looked to him for every change. Even if you are not a John Mayer fan (and I am), go see this show. For any drummer who aspires to greatness, just watching what Steve can do, both musically and as a leader, is an incredible educational experience.

He is a great and humble guy and a master groover, drummer, musician, producer and artist!

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:02 PM
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Sweet! I was wondering if he was on the tour... I'm going to see the show in Grand Rapids on the 28th of this month. Are they playing stuff off the Continuum album still? I hope so, I haven't gotten too into Battle Studies yet, but live shows are always great no matter what.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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I love how Steve can sit back and play the simplest of grooves for three minutes and, somehow, make it sound incredible. I've been meaning to get his dvd, is it good? Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:13 AM
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I saw the John Mayer show in London Ontario that kicked off his Canadian tour. Steve had the groove down solid and was clearly the musical director when John was off stage.

Strong band, great tunes... even though Mayer is a bit of a douche in his personal life.



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Steve is touring with John Mayer for the "Battle Studies Tour." I was fortunate enough to be Steve's guest at the show in Tampa last week. The show was a lesson in how important a great drummer is to a great sound and a great show. Steve was acting as musical director and every musician looked to him for every change. Even if you are not a John Mayer fan (and I am), go see this show. For any drummer who aspires to greatness, just watching what Steve can do, both musically and as a leader, is an incredible educational experience.

He is a great and humble guy and a master groover, drummer, musician, producer and artist!

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Old 02-17-2010, 06:11 AM
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GROOVE.................Anybody hear Steve play on Keith Richards album a few years back? Songs = OK
GROOVE = MONEY!
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:19 AM
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:07 AM
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Anybody ever hear Steve Jordan's awesome playing on the Steve Khan Eyewitness band stuff with Anthony Jackson on bass? A great live EP album called Blades aka Modern Times 1982. I love that record.

...btw who is John Mayer?
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:10 PM
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Anyone who likes Steve Jordan has got to check out John Scofield's album "That's What I Say" -- Jordan is smoking on that one!!!! What a fabulous drummer.
Does he play on all tracks?
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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Got to see Steve live on Suday night with John Mayer. Cool show. He is awesome. They gave him a solo and he killed it. So cool to hear him build simple phrases within the groove. He has such a voice on the kit.

The girl next to me asked if he was blind. I laughed and went into a 3 minute Steve Jordan bio which left me looking, sounding, and feeling like a total drummer nerd. A label I would wear proudly. Its so funny how little people know about the music they are seeing.

On a side note, almost noone had any idea who Michael Franti was when he came up into the audience. It was kind of sad.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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Saw Steve Jordan with John Mayer last night. It was my first time seeing Steve play live and he blew me away. The guy has some serious groove and feel. He got a short solo about halfway through the set.

You can tell that he is very well respected by everyone in the group. At one point John Mayer was explaining how he wrote Belief and that it is kinda behind the beat. He asked Steve if he knew what he meant and Steve just laughed and shrugged his shoulders haha.

His signature kit is veryyyy sexy by the way.

Michael Franti also went up in the stands at my show. I knew who he was due to some hippie friends I have. The teenage girls loved him when he was in the audience.
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