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Old 07-12-2005, 05:48 PM
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Default The legendary Steve Gadd.

You would probably want to hit me after hearing this, but I can't seem to find something SO speacial about this guy. overrated imo.
Yes he's very original, and yes he's a real groovemaster, but i can't seem to like him that much.
I have a feeling that ill be convinced otherwise after this thread.
Give some opinions and thought about him, I wanna see if i'm really the only one to think like that.

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Old 07-12-2005, 05:52 PM
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Hi-hat work.
Snare work.
Ride patterns.
"around the kit fills"

and more i'm sure i'm leaving out....
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:03 PM
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He is amazing... what is 'special' about Steve Gadd is his ability to hold a crowd silent with the smallest of movements. He doesn't need to play fast (although he can) but instead his incredibly dexterity and imagination are what makes him stand out from ANY crowd of drummers.

He was basically there at the start when drumming became more than simply providing a groove. Granted, there were others before him, such as Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Louie Bellson etc, but Gadd's strength is his incredible virtuosity across ALL genres. His technical ability, combined with his ability to read and further combined with his imagination is what IMO makes him one of the most gifted drummers to grace us. He can solo, he can groove and he does what no-one else has done, or will do, before or since.
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:05 PM
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I think this is hard. I wasn't massively impressed when i first saw videos of him, especially on drummerworld, but as a player and accompanist, Gadd is unique. Gadd has so much groove, it's just unbelievable. I think you really have to watch him play with others and what he does on his records to really understand the level he plays at. Not massive chops, but back in there, just playing what he needs to. Some of these drummers on drummerworld (in fact quite a lot of them) take really front end roles when playing with their various bands - Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, Donati, Steve Smith, Smitty, Dennis, etc etc the list goes on. Very very few just play a groove so perfect it just messes with your head. Gadd is one of them. Not massive on chops, doesn't need to be, but an amazing supporting musician - find some stuff and listen to it! Eric Clapton esp.
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Old 07-12-2005, 07:42 PM
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I truly disagree with several of these posts. Gadd has a better technique than just about anyone. He has better and more chops than just about anyone. He is more innovative and imaginative than just about anyone. And there is no-one more musical and more solid.

Remember, however, that just because you can do stuff, however, doesn't mean you should. That is what makes Gadd such a great drummer. He always does what is necessary for the song and no more. There are many musical cliches which have more than an essence of truth: One particularly appropriate for Gadd is "it's not what you put in its what you leave out."

For those who are unsure about his technique and chops listen to some of the stuff he has done with Chick Corea and Chuck Mangione as well as some of his solo work with the Gadd Gang. For his inventiveness and ability to stay within the pocket listen to some of his work with Rickie Lee Jones - even stuff like Chuck E's in Love is absolutely masterful. Most people are familiar with 50 Ways and with Aja (both of which are remarkable pieces) but there is so more.

He has playing at an incredibly high level for years and years. Even his work with James Taylor (check out "October Road") is truly an artist at work. And all this for a man whose first hit was playing on the Hustle!

I think he is a "deep" player and the more you listen to him the more you learn to appreciate his playing and his overwhelming musicality. Comparing Drummers is never a useful exercise but I believe there is no one better, more musical or more versatile.

Just my opinion, but one shared, I suspect, by many who are members of the "been playing more than 20 years club."

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:05 PM
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Ok, now it starts - I saw it come. STEVE GADD!!!! There was a discussion at Pearl Forum at the time with tousands of posts. So happy posting....

One thing: To see what he do is possible, we have slowmotion and and and.....
Then learning it, ok. But then bring to Sound: There it lays....... .To bring this all to live, that it sounds really "gaddish" and then also putting in the right places - not so easy at all - well, let's say for me...

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Old 07-12-2005, 11:48 PM
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The thing about Gadd is that the product is more important than the process. To disagree with another post, no he DOESN'T actually have perfect technique (look to his scary fulcrum point on his left hand traditional grip...way to far back), but he doesn't care. Its the sound that matters.

He plays amazingly thoughtful parts, that are both difficult to imagine or invent, yet still fit the music perfectly. Where someone would apt to play a simple boom-tap-crash, Steve Gadd invents a linear barrage of across-the-bar 32nd note double-stroked genius that just falls right in place.

I would say (as yet another drummer of the 20+ year playing category) if you don't get Gadd, then you need to listen to more modern music in comparison and just listen to how uncreative, boring, bland, dull and sometimes just plain bad the drummers are.

The other genius part about Gadd is he'll show you the notes, he'll show you how to play them, yet most of us STILL can't get it right.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:39 AM
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Gadd is some-what like Eric Clapton (slow hand) he only plays the right note(s) at the right time for the right reason. Nothing more and nothing less. They can realy play but never over play.

That beeing said in the three man showdown wekl, gadd and coulitta
Who would you vote OFF the Island?? I'd have to say Gadd.
But if I wanted someone to come up with a cool Groove it would be Gadd.

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Old 07-13-2005, 02:20 AM
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To further my point that Gadd plays it and we screw it up:

Rick Latham's Funk book has the 50 Ways intro, but he neglects to note that it;s not left hand hi-hat right hand snare lefthihat lefthihat .... one of those double lefts is actually played with the foot. It is a VERY subtle sound difference, but its what makes it groove, GADD-like.
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:49 PM
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Hey Bernard...you look kinda Gadd'ish ;o)

I remember when I first heard a recording with Gadd back in the seventies...and it blew my mind right away.
I'm not a drummer...just love drummers...and especially those with great feel and an ear for making a recording memorable.

I just love to watch the old video he made...where he seems stoned out of his mind...but still performs incredibly.

Must say that I feel he has faded somewhat...his work with Clapton is a bit boring...and some of the latest live videos I have seen him on, don't excite me like the old stuff...oh well...he's still a living legend to me.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:38 PM
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all i can say is "50 ways to leave your lover" and "Aja" ^_^
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:42 AM
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I like Steve Gadd in the same way that I like Neil Peart. I don't find him to be as much an amazing DRUMMER as he is an amazing MUSICIAN. Although he is a great drummer.
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:01 AM
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I like Steve Gadd in the same way that I like Neil Peart. I don't find him to be as much an amazing DRUMMER as he is an amazing MUSICIAN. Although he is a great drummer.
you obviously don't know steve gadd, or neil peart. haha. the thing is with gadd, he CAN play ANYTHING he wants. alothough age has taken it's part slightly, i bet gadd could do an insane vinnie solo if wanted, or a technical out there weckl solo. that's what i think people neglect. gadd plays what gadd loves, and sure it may be simple in SOME points, but if you listen closely the stuff he plays makes him both an amazing musician and drummer. and besides about .1 percent of the drummin population can exactly replicate his style. and play what he can play, that's pretty amazing to me. with neil, that's a whole different forum to post.
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Like everyone's been saying...

He's not the biggest chop master in the world. But he doesn't need to be.

His groove is just outstanding, both about the "pocket" and about his originality in taking to songs. Hence "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Aja", his stuff with James Taylor, outstanding.

I think if someone hears a musician and they can name that person every time... That's when you know when someone is great...

"Man, that's Steve Gadd..."
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:09 AM
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you obviously don't know steve gadd, or neil peart. haha. the thing is with gadd, he CAN play ANYTHING he wants. alothough age has taken it's part slightly, i bet gadd could do an insane vinnie solo if wanted, or a technical out there weckl solo. that's what i think people neglect. gadd plays what gadd loves, and sure it may be simple in SOME points, but if you listen closely the stuff he plays makes him both an amazing musician and drummer. and besides about .1 percent of the drummin population can exactly replicate his style. and play what he can play, that's pretty amazing to me. with neil, that's a whole different forum to post.
Don't tell me what I know or don't know, because you don't know me. This isn't about how simple or complex his playing is. I know Gadd can play anything he wants, and that he doesn't want to play Vinnie or Marco Minneman=style solos with ridiculous chops over crazy polyrhythms at blazing speeds. He doesn't play that kind of stuff, and he can't. No drummer can play EVERYTHING. He hasn't needed to play that kind of stuff, and he doesn't need to, and he never will need to. What does that mean? He plays what he needs to play with amazing feel and flavor, which to me is the realization of a great MUSICIAN on any instrument. But his technique and chops don't amaze me, pardon me for not kissing his @ss like everyone says I'm supposed to. To me, an amazing drummer, guitarist, bassist, etc. not only plays with incredible feel and flavor and plays what is needed, but also possesses the technique, control, speed, chops, accuracy and innovation which push the limits of what is believed to be possible on their instrument.
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:36 PM
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I've seen Gadd live twice, once with Paul Simon, the otherwise James Taylor. Neither time did he stand out, he just played the most perfectly understated grooves. James Taylor made the crowd give his at least 6 standing ovations, he was that good.
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:21 PM
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just listened to Al DiMeola - Casino and you'll understand..also that he did Egyption Danza on that cd on first take, while he was on cocaine. yes he as on drugs. also he did steely dan - aja first take also
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:59 PM
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Don't tell me what I know or don't know, because you don't know me. This isn't about how simple or complex his playing is. I know Gadd can play anything he wants, and that he doesn't want to play Vinnie or Marco Minneman=style solos with ridiculous chops over crazy polyrhythms at blazing speeds. He doesn't play that kind of stuff, and he can't. No drummer can play EVERYTHING. He hasn't needed to play that kind of stuff, and he doesn't need to, and he never will need to. What does that mean? He plays what he needs to play with amazing feel and flavor, which to me is the realization of a great MUSICIAN on any instrument. But his technique and chops don't amaze me, pardon me for not kissing his @ss like everyone says I'm supposed to. To me, an amazing drummer, guitarist, bassist, etc. not only plays with incredible feel and flavor and plays what is needed, but also possesses the technique, control, speed, chops, accuracy and innovation which push the limits of what is believed to be possible on their instrument.
well alright, i put my foot in my mouth with that last post, sorry, but in your last sentence of your last post, i believe gadd has all of this. i mean look at his drummerworld page, and check out all the unuiqe quick things that he does in his solos, and for speed and accuracy check out his single ratamacue.
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:10 PM
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Did you notice in Gadd's Ramaque (from the last post) he leads with the Left hand.
Could he be a lefty that plays Right handed also??
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:26 PM
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Cool, glad we could clear it up. Now, I've HEARD the man drum. I guess when I pick apart that last sentence, I can definitely say his accuracy and innovation are part of what I DO consider amazing. That's not to take anything away from his speed or chops, those just aren't the aspects of his playing that stand out to me, and they're not at the front of my mind when I hear him play. I don't care that he can play an amazing single ratamacue. Anyone can master rudiments. I care that he can use it musically, because being a good musician is more important to me than just playing an instrument well. I love speed and chops, and crazy intricate time signatures and all the crazy stuff. They're fun as hell, and I love hearing drummers use them because they sound cool, and it's a whole other world of drumming in itself. But musically speaking, it's mostly fluff, and most music doesn't require it. I happen to think that the drummers I consider my favorites incorporate their chops and speed and whatever crazy complexities into what they play with every bit as much soul and feel as Steve does into his playing.
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You would probably want to hit me after hearing this, but I can't seem to find something SO speacial about this guy. overrated imo.
Yes he's very original, and yes he's a real groovemaster, but i can't seem to like him that much.
I have a feeling that ill be convinced otherwise after this thread.
Give some opinions and thought about him, I wanna see if i'm really the only one to think like that.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Steve_Gadd.html
Well, the other musicians and producers seem to think there's something very special about him. They all want him on their records. That's why he's been the top session drummer in the world for about 30 years.
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:47 AM
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This thread reminds me of why I'm glad people don't need reasons to like or dislike things.
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Old 07-17-2005, 04:27 PM
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Well Henry the second ,i dont like Gadd that much either,he is a good all around player,but so is a whole lot of drummers,i think his best thing is that latin beat thing he does?.Ive heard his playing and its good basic playing,i mean i would love to play that basic stuff like that :) but i dont consider him a legend or anything.............
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:30 PM
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Have you ever heard Aja? That's NOT basic.
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:07 PM
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Listen to "Nite Sprite" in the Leprechaun album of Chick Corea. Vinnie played it in the ADAA Tribute to Gadd DVD as well, but Gadd was the original.
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Ok, a bit of offtopic, but I just found some really cool pictures from Steve Gadd's clinics!

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Have you ever heard Aja? That's NOT basic.
Yep,listened to Aja and in the end something starts to happen,the song in itself is really boring,nice guitars though.Good basic drumming,i mean in the world of Great players,not my world ,heheh.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:30 AM
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Gadd was famous for his originality I think. He did open the drummers mind by his linear things in the 70s and 80s.
But it doesnt mean that he can play everything.
And it is really stupid to say that he can play everything but he just doesnt like it so he does not show off. This situation is anti-human-common-sense. If he can play virgil or marco things, he must have spent that amount of hours practicing these stuffs, this dedication of effort require a high level of self favor toward the thing being practiced. U cant imagine he wasted his time practicing what he dislikes and just hide these skills forever.


in the weckl-gadd-colaiuta drum off, yes, since this is only a "drum-off", not a musicality contest, i agree gadd is OFF. the least complexity and speed wise.

I would never say gadd sucks, he doesnt. He is an outstanding musician. But just please, do not everywhere everytime defend him as a superman. He can NOT do everything.

The boundaries of drumming has been pushed generation by generation. see the history, how is the complexity of drumming has reached in comparison to 1930?
Do NOT take modern-speedy-multilayered-oddtimed-monsters' effort as nonsense. They are heroes, no matter how gadd has been. Gadd is lengendary, but he doesnt rule everyone!
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well well well, I have been playing drums for quite a long time.....and unfortunately for me, I just heard about Steve Gadd.....within the last year......where have I been??? In la la land I think.....all I can say is I heard about him and decided to check him out......now first let me say I love sooooooooooooooo many drummers out there for so many reasons................BUT NONE of them like Gadd......my body actually reacted to his playing like no other drummer made it feel.......and I cant explain why...............but it was like I fell in love with Steve instantly and could not get enough of him......

Steve is not just playing the drums.....watch him, listen....he is in the music so much...THATS what we are all missing when it comes to what Gadd does that is so different...........

If I could sit in and jam side by side with ANY drummer in the world....for me it would be STEVE GADD for sure.....and some day that IS going to happen.......and I will take with me a piece of Steve that I will cherish forever.
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I appreciate his work with Franck Sinatra on his beautiful record " L.A is My Lady", but I don't really find mr Gadd to be such an AMAZING drummer, don't get me wrong, he's a great drummerbut I don't find him to be so amazing.


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Between everything I heard by the so-called best drummers Gadd is the only one that has something very special and fascinating without being demonstrative. His sound and original rythms are really inspiring and full of energy.
But I think there's too much things about him going on like Gadd honoring day and so, it's something I personnaly don't give a damn in the world of music.

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I think he has great chops. Not Vinnie or Tony chops maybe, but great chops. I bet you makes a ton more money than Minneman does, doing that Clapton gig. He also has a very innovative approach, chops wise.
His groove is undeniably impressive, more than anyone's.... he lays it down with absolute conviction.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:17 AM
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he is a good all around player, but so is a whole lot of drummers,

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I've heard his playing and its good basic playing... but i dont consider him a legend or anything.............

Quote of the year.....what ignorance!!!!!!!!

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Personally I'm dismayed. How can people watch that Gadd/Colaiuta/Weckl piece and not be impressed by him? I thought he was the best guy on there, musically. Vinnie had more fire and Weckl had a lot more chops, but in terms of just huge solid groove Gadd has it absolutely nailed in a way that neither of the others could touch. I watched that video with a guitarist friend and he yawned his way through Weckl, looked mildly interested at some of Vinnie and thought Gadd was excellent and wanted me to learn to play that marching lick with the blasts of kick drum underneath.

He's the kind of drummer other musicians care about. I think that means more than all the double kick and hand-crossing solos in the world ever could.

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finnhiggins...

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT............................Glad someone noticed.....the GROOVE MASTER......................
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:22 PM
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hes an inspiration in my opinion he always puts on a fantastic show and is an umbelieveable drummer i take my hat off to him.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:44 PM
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I can understand someone not liking a certain style, but Gadd encompasses so many styles, you can't NOT consider him a legend.

I personal don't understand why Mick Jagger is a legend, but I would never deny the fact that he is a legend.
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Personally I'm dismayed. How can people watch that Gadd/Colaiuta/Weckl piece and not be impressed by him? I thought he was the best guy on there, musically. Vinnie had more fire and Weckl had a lot more chops, but in terms of just huge solid groove Gadd has it absolutely nailed in a way that neither of the others could touch. I watched that video with a guitarist friend and he yawned his way through Weckl, looked mildly interested at some of Vinnie and thought Gadd was excellent and wanted me to learn to play that marching lick with the blasts of kick drum underneath.

He's the kind of drummer other musicians care about. I think that means more than all the double kick and hand-crossing solos in the world ever could.
It's all relative. I don't think the idea of that whole battle was to be musical. I mean, battles are rarely musical. Now if it was a battle to see who could groove with a band the best, Gadd would rape all of them exponentially. But I mean, you can't disrespect the fact that Weckl and Vinnie are ..... flashy. It is very impressive what they can do.....but I mean, obviously a guitarist isn't gonna care how fast someone can play (even though he kind of should so that he knows what is possible within a band). I'd love to just see a battle with a backing band behind them and just hit some solid grooves with a few fills. That would be pretty funny.....because it would be no contest for Gadd. But let's get real here.....Gadd was kind of 'lagging' in that battle....for what the battle stood for at least. His style was respectable definitely.......and what he did was so solid that it still blew me away, but drum battles should show off chops, should they not? Or maybe they shouldn't.......=\ iuno.
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

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It's all relative. I don't think the idea of that whole battle was to be musical. I mean, battles are rarely musical. Now if it was a battle to see who could groove with a band the best, Gadd would rape all of them exponentially. But I mean, you can't disrespect the fact that Weckl and Vinnie are ..... flashy. It is very impressive what they can do.....but I mean, obviously a guitarist isn't gonna care how fast someone can play (even though he kind of should so that he knows what is possible within a band). I'd love to just see a battle with a backing band behind them and just hit some solid grooves with a few fills. That would be pretty funny.....because it would be no contest for Gadd. But let's get real here.....Gadd was kind of 'lagging' in that battle....for what the battle stood for at least. His style was respectable definitely.......and what he did was so solid that it still blew me away, but drum battles should show off chops, should they not? Or maybe they shouldn't.......=\ iuno.
Why? If you take it like that then you turn it into WFD all over again. I think that 3-man battle would be a lot less interesting with Gadd replaced with another chops monster. It's a really well-balanced trio:

Weckl: Smooth pristine technique
Vinnie: Fire and aggression
Gadd: Groove coming out of your eyeballs.

Put those three together and you've got the best drummer on the planet!
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:26 AM
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Default Steve Gadd

What can be said about the master that hasn't? Not much. No introduction necessary. One of the most recorded and influential drummers of all time. Even Buddy Rich praised him among drummers as "elevating the art" and having taste. That is a big thing from Buddy.

Maybe I can express how I feel watching his performances,... other than inadequate ;)

Watching Steve’s fluid pocket grooves is a very mesmerizing thing. Every note seems to serve the music, and have a life of it's own. He has more shades and details to punctuate his playing than anyone I have ever seen.

Neil Peart commented at how dead Steve’s drums sounded during a "Burning for buddy" sound check. Pin stripe heads (which many people hate) and loose tuning. Neal went on to say "But when Steve plays these things, he makes music!"

Steve’s soul is obvious as you watch his concentration and body language. It's like a Kung-fu form flowing from note to note. There just the right placement and emphasis on each component.

He is a rare cat. He is a singers drummer. He is a Musicians drummer. And he is a drummers drummer.

Listening to his playing moves you to the core. I can't even imaging having the range of skills he has from sight reading, to pocket playing and his always-in-demand musical innovation. And he has done all of this on a 6 piece kit with a few cymbals, and a lot of thought.

Go ahead...put on Paul Simons's "Late in the evening" and tell me that Steve Gadd didn't MAKE that tune work. It's all about the groove.

I hope I can see "Mission from Gadd 2."
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