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Old 04-02-2010, 12:14 AM
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Saw Steve Jordan with John Mayer last Friday. I'm a huge fan, I've got his beautiful Signature snare and everything. Took this picture, thought I would share.

http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l1...568_524898.jpg
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:23 AM
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Great picture. Thanks for sharing.

I'm a big SJ fan, too. Listening to him with Mayer right now, in fact.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:50 AM
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ahh his diggin the pocket =p
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:17 PM
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Steve is the man!
I really want to be like him XD.

He really blew me away on the 'Where the light is' DVD with John Mayer. Even though there are 'only' 7 songs with Steve, that DVD is certainly worth your money!

I've bought a ticket for a John Mayer show here in the Netherlands in June. I'm REALLY hoping Steve is playing on that show...!
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:54 PM
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Isn't Keith Carlock touring with Mayer now?
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:59 AM
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In the beginning of this clip there is an extract from a whole groove that he did. The whole video was on youtube, but I cannot seem to find it, I only saw it once and it only had like 100 views....ring any bells??


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR2uXO8a8QI
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:02 PM
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:58 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7fgtjqgh_g

found it! only 13 views, tricky little one, thought it got away! the actual track he played this on was changed so much i actually cant recognise this stone cold beat
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:16 PM
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So, I love Steve Jordan's grooves for sure, but what the heck is up with his tuning/drum sound on the John Mayer Trio Live album? I almost can't stand to listen to it. I swear it sounds like he's playing a 10" steel piccolo snare and roto toms. Just awful sound to me. Any insight?
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:43 PM
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What a way to groove...the man plays for the song for sure!

Steve Jordan - John Mayer - Pino Palladino - Who Do You think I Was?

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Old 11-10-2011, 03:42 PM
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I just recently got into Steve Jordan. Last night watched just about every video of his on youtube. This dude is so sick. When you look down into the depths of "the pocket", Steve Jordan's face will be there at the very bottom staring back at you with crazy eyes.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:42 PM
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I just recently got into Steve Jordan. Last night watched just about every video of his on youtube. This dude is so sick. When look down into the depths of "the pocket", Steve Jordan's face will be there at the very bottom staring back at you with crazy eyes.
Yep. The guy sweats groove. Just try to listen to him play and NOT tap your feet....I believe the task is impossible.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:35 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.
Man, I think you COMPLETELY missed the point of the DVD. But hey, that's just me and 46,789 other people.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:53 PM
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What a way to groove...the man plays for the song for sure!

Steve Jordan - John Mayer - Pino Palladino - Who Do You think I Was?

http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/s...roadmayer.html
Great groove. Just 2 cymbals and 4 piece setup. Does he use a 20 inch kick drum?
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:40 AM
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I'm not sure man! but it looks like a 20" BD. I was checking on his drumming gear and he also uses a long deep bass drum something like 16" x 18"...

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:49 AM
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Does he use a 20 inch kick drum?
There was a thread about this recently from memory. As I recall he "usually" uses a 24" but there were several pics around where he was behind a 20". And the "cannon kick" is 12" (diam) x 22" (depth) I believe.

Edit, found it: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=83063
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:06 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..
It's inspiring, isn't it? Seeing him play with the John Mayer Trio always makes me feel like playing ... and especially to be playing with John M and Dino P :) A fantastic grooving three piece.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:01 PM
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Here's one I didn't expect, John Mayer covering Bold As Love.

Two surprises ... one is that Steve, rather than playing his usual impeccable groove, he plays loosey goosey with lots of fills like Mitch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQSGa8nZs8g

He's played so many different styles with authenticity - never ceases to impress me.

The other surprise is JM's (unintentionally?) funny discourse on lurve :)
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:13 PM
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Two surprises ... one is that Steve, rather than playing his usual impeccable groove, he plays loosey goosey with lots of fills like Mitch.

The other surprise is JM's (unintentionally?) funny discourse on lurve :)
Yes Polly, impressive indeed, Steve's like a chameleon, he fits any mood, vibes, texture, feel, colour with such authenticity, he's up there with the greats, another virtuoso (hint, hint) within the world of drumming, I also liked the "false" ending of the song, a cliche it might be, but so well done here. :))

As for JM's speach about "lurve", cool, funny, but so true really...
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:52 AM
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After falling into a youtoob rat's nest, I ended up watching clips of Steve Jordan playing what is apparently some cymbals once owned by Elvin Jones. The cymbals sounded great ... Steve Jordan sounded greater.

I don't know what it is about him, but his groove is a mile wide ... and infectious as all get out. Like all the greats, makes it look so dang easy.

Like many in this thread, I watched much David Letterman to see him (back in the day). He can play anything and make it "happen" ... unreal.

All the big name drummers with big kits and bazillion BPMs .... forget it. Make it groove and make 'em not be able to sit still. Like Steve. That is what it is all about. ;-)

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p.s. The link, should y'all be interested, is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuJKT...feature=relmfu
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:06 PM
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Yes Steve Jordan is one of my all-time favorite drummers. If you want to blow your mind.. check out the work he did on the Blues Brothers double CD greatest hits. It was a musical-comedy band - prompting some to think they were a joke - but the band was a monster collection of musical heavyweights. Listen closely to what he plays on the collection - it's a master class in composition, innovative musical fills, superb technique and shuffles.. in short the total package of what exciting drumming is all about. There are several passages where it sounds like he has 4 arms (riding the cymbal, shuffling the snare, riding an open/close hi-hat all at the same time).. or playing really fast ghosted 16ths on the snare. The Blues Brothers were no joke.. they were a killer band.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:46 AM
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Actually belushi had a killer voice for that stuff. And Jordan is great with that band, along with duck Dunn. Check out Jordan on the keith Richards album talk is cheap. Great album.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:19 PM
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Man, I have been on a Jordan kick lately and trying to find out more about him, see/hear more of his playing. There's not a lot out there about this man and he's not active on social media either. It's a shame.

Is he still playing Yamaha?
What's he doing now as far as playing?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:26 PM
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Man, I have been on a Jordan kick lately and trying to find out more about him, see/hear more of his playing. There's not a lot out there about this man and he's not active on social media either. It's a shame.

Is he still playing Yamaha?
What's he doing now as far as playing?
I love that guy, but yeah, you gotta look him up on YouTube. He has quite a few things on there. I actually love his Vic Firth Performance Spotlight video. Not sure what he's doing now, but I think he's still with Yamaha.

I've even fell under his influence and have been playing alot with just a 22" Zildjian K Light Ride and my 17" hi-hats (comprised of two Zildjian A 17" thin crashes). I'm relishing in the PHAT slosh of those hats!
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:34 PM
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I love that guy, but yeah, you gotta look him up on YouTube. He has quite a few things on there. I actually love his Vic Firth Performance Spotlight video. Not sure what he's doing now, but I think he's still with Yamaha.

I've even fell under his influence and have been playing alot with just a 22" Zildjian K Light Ride and my 17" hi-hats (comprised of two Zildjian A 17" thin crashes). I'm relishing in the PHAT slosh of those hats!
Similarly, I just got an Acro, 16" hats (A Fast over A Thin), 22 K and 20 K dark with rivets. Lay the groove down.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:38 PM
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Similarly, I just got an Acro, 16" hats (A Fast over A Thin), 22 K and 20 K dark with rivets. Lay the groove down.
I was kinda' interested in getting a Brady snare years ago when he was using those almost exclusively. But that "gun fire" rimshot he was getting? It was so pronounced as to be painful to my ears and I shelved the idea after I demo'd a Brady snare with wood hoops ;)
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:45 PM
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I was kinda' interested in getting a Brady snare years ago when he was using those almost exclusively. But that "gun fire" rimshot he was getting? It was so pronounced as to be painful to my ears and I shelved the idea after I demo'd a Brady snare with wood hoops ;)
Yeah, to me it was sort of a signature sound that he was doing and I didn't feel that it always fit the music so well. Cool for some stuff, but would be difficult to pull off in "real life."
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:24 AM
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Some of the things I picked up from Steve Jordan techniques;
- the oversized hihat cymbals. I settled on 15" although 16, 17 is cool too!
- shuffling the kick with the snare (swing-shuffle)
- straight shuffles morphing into 6/8 shuffles and back etc.
- 2 handed snare shuffles
- straight 32nd note triplets from a shuffle
- using left hand cymbal crashes to get better flow for fills
- oh yeah my fav - the leading hihat splash or cymbal crash, a beat before starting a fill!
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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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I think you may be referring to The 24th Street Band

Here's cut from them w/ SJ...KILLING this groove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxF-y8Usj8M
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:24 AM
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Here's my favourite track from Michal Urbaniak's fusion album, Body English ... Steve Jordan on drums playing brilliantly as usual and making the odd times feel intuitive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShW-l_LsA1A

As a bonus, Joe Caro's guitar solo from 4:50 is a scorcher.
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