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Old 01-20-2006, 03:24 AM
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I don't know if it has already been said but if you don't want to go through all gadd's work and still have second thoughts about what he is, I suggest this specific album: Chick Corea & Return to Forever - The Leprechaun

If that's not a legend than I don't know what is... never heard that kind of playin anywere else!
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:23 PM
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Wow. I'd pay money for that. Was it the low quality streaming radio crap that most of them are?
It was the low quality streaming kind. But when you're getting hit by song after song of Gadd you've never heard before, it just doesn't matter.



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I suggest this specific album: Chick Corea & Return to Forever - The Leprechaun
Not to nitpick, but that album was billed as only Chick Corea, not Return to Forever. Other than Gadd, who had been playing with him for a year or two (live) by then, the band lineups were completely different. ...Just don't wanna confuse things for the uninitiated.

But yeah, Aja was my first introduction to Stevie (as Paul Simon likes to call him hehe), but The Leprechaun was the album that got me absolutely hooked (and still addicted like a hopeless alcoholic).


"That's Stevie Gadd on drums!"
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:09 PM
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Didn't know that, now I do, hehe
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:42 AM
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Wow. I'd pay money for that. Was it the low quality streaming radio crap that most of them are?

Yes Gaddporium was streamed in mono (low streaming crap) at first, i did eventually stream it in stereo afterwards, but unfortunately had to shut it down not too long afterwards. I do hope to eventually open up Gaddporium once again.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:52 AM
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Ok it seems to me that most people who are not too familiar with Gadds work (and even with some of those who are) when asked what their favorite tune with Gadd on drums is, the answer almost always seems to revolve around the same tunes ( aja, 50 ways... etc)

Of course, Steve has made thousands of recordings. So, i decided to pull out some tunes from my library and attach 15 very short clips, to see how many of these tunes people will actually recognize. All the clips are song intros.

Now i will admit that "most" of these tunes will be hard to recognize, so if anyone gets at least 3 of these tunes, i will be very impressed :)
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:57 AM
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Default Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Beauty lies in the simple things. That's what Gadd is all about. If it wasn't you wouldn't have all the great drummers Weckl etc.....mentioning his name. Yes, many can play chops and dsiplay amazing technique, but you can as well if you put in the same amount of practice. I ain't impressed.

But putting together some groove together that leaves it's mark for years is artistics and creative and that's what puts Gadd at a different level. Let's see how many chop masters will be remembered after they've done their time. Not many, but they can play chops to thier hearts content. Masters leave a mark that's remembered for years.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:55 PM
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Ok it seems to me that most people who are not too familiar with Gadds work (and even with some of those who are) when asked what their favorite tune with Gadd on drums is, the answer almost always seems to revolve around the same tunes ( aja, 50 ways... etc)

Of course, Steve has made thousands of recordings. So, i decided to pull out some tunes from my library and attach 15 very short clips, to see how many of these tunes people will actually recognize. All the clips are song intros.

Now i will admit that "most" of these tunes will be hard to recognize, so if anyone gets at least 3 of these tunes, i will be very impressed :)

hard to hear....

1.brecker brothers - night flight
2. Herbie Mann - Dicotheque - Hijack
4. michel petruciani - Chimes
5. al di meola - casino
7. gomez - metwo or mezga
8. sunlightsquare
9. Bill Watrous - Lester Leaps In
10. chuck mangione - tarantella
11. Mark Colby - Serpentire Fire
12. paul mccartney - take it away
14. hubert laws - Airegin


nice drum solo from Jun Fukumachi - New York all Stars live (1978)
Love Play - Drum Solo 3mb

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Old 01-23-2006, 06:43 PM
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I nominate Berlioz for best post ever. It doesn't take such a huge knowledge of the Steve Gadd discography to recognize his genius. A couple songs will do the trick.

Funny how many of those artists Berlioz posted realized they had Steve Gadd on drums, so they started the songs with drum parts! Smart artists.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:51 PM
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great Berlioz!!!

Just love it - well done - great job.....

I admit, that I don't know all these pieces. I must PM you if I can get some of those from you for my library.....

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No3: Richart Tee???
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:38 AM
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13. Ben Sidran - Seven Steps to Heaven
15. Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:17 AM
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hard to hear....

1.brecker brothers - night flight
2. Herbie Mann - Dicotheque - Hijack
4. michel petruciani - Chimes
5. al di meola - casino
7. gomez - metwo or mezga
8. sunlightsquare
9. Bill Watrous - Lester Leaps In
10. chuck mangione - tarantella
11. Mark Colby - Serpentire Fire
12. paul mccartney - take it away
14. hubert laws - Airegin


nice drum solo from Jun Fukumachi - New York all Stars live (1978)
Love Play - Drum Solo 3mb
good job tomgadd, im impressed. 9 correct answers.
# 8 is actually Peter Gabriel- no way out
# 10 your correct, the artist is Chuck Mangione, but the tune is 'The 11th commandment'

The Jun Fukamachi solo is impressive, one of my favs.. fantastic drumming and all around musicianship in the entire album.


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great Berlioz!!!

Just love it - well done - great job.....

I admit, that I don't know all these pieces. I must PM you if I can get some of those from you for my library.....

Bernhard

No3: Richart Tee???
No problem Bernhard, let me know which ones you want.
btw # 3 is 'Sergio Mendes and the New Brasil '77' tune Peninsula

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13. Ben Sidran - Seven Steps to Heaven
15. Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
good job KzSgdrummer... #13 was a tough one (and the last time i checked, a hard album to get a hold of)
and # 15 is one of the funkiest intro's ive heard.

a quote from Quincy Jones himself:
"THE BEST RHYTHM SECTION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD: Ralph Macdonald, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, Anthony Jackson"
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:46 AM
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Posted at the request of forum member Jarek Witkowski, pictures from Steve Gadd's tour last year.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:23 PM
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Hmm, I'm not sure anyone noticed these, posted in a thread in the General Discussion section. If you did, sorry for the repost. If not, these are from Friday night here at Berklee during an open rehearsal for their 60th anniversary concert the following night. Here's what I wrote before-



"I SAW GADD TONIGHT!!!!! He walked down the aisle, some 10 feet away from me, as he was going up to practice. It was incredible! There was a full orchestra, plus rhythm section (Abe Laboriel Sr on bass!), and it was great to hear Gadd play with an orchestra, as I've always felt he is a natural fit to that kind of group playing/dynamic (on the other hand, where isn't he a natural...). Plus, it was great to see Gadd having to listen to the conductor for what to do, i.e. there was one cymbal hit that was too loud and he had to write in his music to play softer --- something you'd almost never think of Gadd needing to do. And he SCREWED UP a few times, misread the music or missed a cue here and there, truly still working out the parts. And this was awesome to watch, to see how he learns parts and creates the music that we lovingly accept as yet another page from the ever-evolving Drum Bible."


And the pictures, sorry about the limited angles, but the only way I was gonna get clear shots without a tripod was by holding it against whatever immovable surface was around, i.e. the chair arm rests.



looking over the sheet music



that's Abe on the right



that's Abe on the left



that's Abe's rump on the right, heh





Edit: to resize the photos. But how exactly do you "kill" the layout with pig pics?

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Old 01-29-2006, 07:59 PM
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Please resize the pictures - you're killing the forum layout...

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Old 01-31-2006, 05:05 PM
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hey dog breath where was that clinic at?
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:34 PM
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Steps Ahead with Steve Gadd at the Mt.Fuji Jazz Festival 2004 in Japan.
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hey dog breath where was that clinic at?
Steve Gadd did an extensive clinic tour last year sponsored by Zildjian. I saw him in Ontario, California, courtsey of Ontario Music.
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:54 AM
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did a small xvid rip of gadds solo in grover washingtons concert
from june 27,1981
picture quality is not as great as promised...sound is mono...

http://home.arcor.de/tomatoe/GroverW...onGaddSolo.avi

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4:20 min
20mb

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Old 02-03-2006, 02:37 AM
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he SCREWED UP a few times
I think Steve screwed up once when I saw him with Clapton. During Sunshine of Your Love. Out of no where the drums sounded like they skiped a beat, and I would have just thought he did something weird, then Nathan East (the bass player) gave him one of those "what the hell was that" looks. I thought it was funny. It's easy to forget that he is actually human and can make mistakes, that may be hard for some to realize!

The rest of the time he was flawless, of course.
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:06 PM
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did a small xvid rip of gadds solo in grover washingtons concert
from june 27,1981
picture quality is not as great as promised...sound is mono...

http://home.arcor.de/tomatoe/GroverW...onGaddSolo.avi

enjoy

4:20 min
20mb

www.thomasfein.de
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thanks for putting this video up Tom, i used to have this on vhs (it just vanished)
In my book, this is what a drum solo is supposed to sound like (it has to groove)
Bernhard, any way of getting this clip in the video section?
Steve and Ralph Macdonald did a ton of studio work together and have great chemistry.
thanks again
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:14 PM
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Something very rare from mr gadd...

Joe Farrell/Joe Beck Group
Live at Jazzfest Berlin, Germany
1973-11-03
FM Broadcast

Joe Farrell: ts, ss, bs, fl
Joe Beck: electric guitar
Herb Bushler: bass
Steve Gadd: drums

Gadd Solo with Joe Farrell / Joe Beck Group live 1973 in Berlin
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Gadd news: New Chick Corea cd is out: The ultimate adventure cool stuff:-)
something like Mad Hatter, The Leprechaun



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Old 03-03-2006, 02:14 PM
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Good stuff Tom, thanx for sharing this clip... I would love to get a hold of this concert.
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:01 PM
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I simply LOVED his insanely addictive grooves at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in '89 (or a little earlier?) when playing altogether w/ Weckl and Colaiuta and he simply provides, "gives the beat" for them!. Amazing. Not the best technically speaking (I really think he's not very fast and not technically amazing nor has great chops, but his insanely beautiful and mastered/creative grooves more than make up for it. Have a good/happy Gaddish Groove playin'! : )
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:31 PM
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can't agree..."he's not very fast and not technically amazing nor has great chops"... are you kidding?
man, gadd has a superb technique, of course he's fast when needed and chops...oh man,,,
i don't know no drummer with more chops than gadd....
his disco speaks for itself:-)


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I simply LOVED his insanely addictive grooves at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in '89 (or a little earlier?) when playing altogether w/ Weckl and Colaiuta and he simply provides, "gives the beat" for them!. Amazing. Not the best technically speaking (I really think he's not very fast and not technically amazing nor has great chops, but his insanely beautiful and mastered/creative grooves more than make up for it. Have a good/happy Gaddish Groove playin'! : )
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:38 PM
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I love Gadd's style. His set up is simplistic yet practical, he has a very interesting approach to his music, and he certainly doesn't overplay. He actually has my favorite set up, only I would prefer more cymbals and some percussion. If anyone know the dimensions of his drums please send me a message or post it here.

One thing I noticed: Although his hands don't, Steve's body moves a lot when he plays, possibly because he is "getting into it".

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Old 03-07-2006, 06:23 PM
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"Not the best technically speaking (I really think he's not very fast and not technically amazing nor has great chops,"

you're joking right?

It is good to see that people seem to get Gadd's musicality and his taste - but - some folks seem to think that this is all he's got and that is why he so well known. I am mystified as to why. Yes his musicality and innovation and taste are outstanding but so is his technique and so are his "chops." It is almost bizaar that on a drummer's forum anyone would have to defend Gadd's chops. Chick Corea commented that the most amazing thing about Gadd is that his technique is "perfect." Few would disagree (even though I know Stu Strib believes he holds the sticks too far away from the fulcrum - and Stu's prior history of posts gives his opinion some credibility).

I can only think that those who post such opinions are unfamiliar with the vast body and range ofg Gadd's work.

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Ok, I will start off by apologizing for rambling. There are a couple of stories I remember reading about Gadd that are relevant to the recent posts about his abilities and his making an occassional mistake. I will paraphrase these articles to the best of my recollecttion. If anyone knows a better version, I would appreciate your corrections. In one article, Steve was asked if he practiced. His response was something to the effect that he practiced on his set in the basement sometimes and that sometimes he had good days and sometimes he had bad days. I know that feeling well. There are days that I play when I feel like I can do nothing wrong and there are days that I wonder why I even try to play the drums. That makes both Steve and I human. That is why I like his drumming, because it is played with feeling and not robotically. This may not have always been the case with Steve. The second story involves when Steve was young and playing in a big band, I guess in the Rochester area. The band leader always got onto Steve because he was always spot on with the score. One time after a song, the leader laughed because Steve was off during most of the song. In looking at the sheet of music he was reading from, Steve found that some coffee had spilled on the music blotting out one note. Steve played the whole song from that point one quarter note off.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:13 PM
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I tried watched his dvd, 'Up Close' but was unable to finish it because the guy was either really tired or just a really bad speaker. Totally unwatchable.

I'm not a Gaddhead and so far from what I've heard/seen, I really can't see why people bow down to him so much.

If someone can please list his...let's say 5 best drum parts (besides the obligatory Steely Dan songs), I'd appreciate it.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:25 PM
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If someone can please list his...let's say 5 best drum parts (besides the obligatory Steely Dan songs), I'd appreciate it.
Ouch..

I don't see why we must leave Steely Dan out , but if we do... Most of the stuff he's done either with Al Dimeola or Chick Corea is... well... pretty good.

50 ways.. is not bad either.

He's played on a few other records as well...

http://www.drstevegadd.com/discography.htm

But to each his own.
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Chick Corea commented that the most amazing thing about Gadd is that his technique is "perfect." Few would disagree (even though I know Stu Strib believes he holds the sticks too far away from the fulcrum - and Stu's prior history of posts gives his opinion some credibility).
I would disagree. Steve Gadd is an awesome groove drummer, but his technique is far, far from perfect. His left hand fulcrum is indeed miles too far back, even worse than Weckl back in the late 80s. If you ask Weckl for his views on that grip these days you'll get a nice understanding of why that's a big technical problem - it severely reduces the amount of rebound you can get.

Gadd is also generally speaking kind of tense, and his balance seems kind of funny. But he manages to turn all of that into some of the most amazing groove playing ever. I just wouldn't ever come close to describing him as a technique master. Watch some of Gadd's videos, then watch Joe Morello for a while and spot the difference!
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:28 PM
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shuffle,

I've heard them all before that's why I asked to leave them out. ;-)
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Listen to drummers and how they played before Gadd hit it big.

Listen to drummers and how they played after Gadd hit it big.

I think your answer is right there.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:28 AM
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His licks are subtle, yet amazingly difficult. They sound like they have no "chops" built into them, until you try to replicate the sound yourself. Even Dennis Chambers falls short on the live version of Aja.

The guy has a word named after him: "Gaddism".

That speaks volumes of his style. I wish I had my riffs named after me.
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Listen to drummers and how they played before Gadd hit it big.

Listen to drummers and how they played after Gadd hit it big.

I think your answer is right there.
Also, carpediem930, buy the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert with Weckl, Vinnie, and Gadd. Listen how unsettled the band sounds while Vinnie's playing, particularly in the second song when he really starts going to town. Appreciate how rushed it all sounds, a bit like it's all going to fall apart at any moment. Not comfortable viewing at all. Entertaining, but uncomfortable.

Now, look at the faces of the band members when Gadd walks on stage. See their smiles? See them all relax? Then listen to how great the band sounds with him in comparison to what's gone before, and how much better the guys solo over Gadd. He gives them the space and comfort to let them excel, rather than trying to be Mr Uber-drummer. Gadd's performance may see less impressive that Vinnie's or Weckl's, but in that context it is so much better.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:34 PM
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Bernhard - Don't get me wrong Mr. Bernhard, I love Gadd's stuff but (as everybody else) he's no perfect... just some personal observations from me... didn't want to make fun or disrespect anybody here... I also have deep respect for you who created this fantastic drum site and make so maaaaany fantastic drum videos available for free for everyone who's interested in getting 'em. :-)

Womble - That's it Sr. ;-)

Besides his (Gadd's) fantastic Grooves, his playing seemed to be rather simplier when compared to the insane amount of knowledge being shown off by Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl... sometimes he finnishes off with something rather too simple for my taste, but, other than that, his Grooves and body movements/excitement are amazing. That's what makes him an outstanding drummer, imho.

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Ok - CadaveR - and thanks for the compliments

What I tried to say is this:

If you are a very good drummer and you really work on the Weckl and Colaiuta things - you put them to sound and it works.

The Gadd Grooves and licks seems very simple and easy (....compared), you can play them pretty soon, BUT YOU DON'T BRING THEM TO SOUND LIKE STEVE!!!!

One point perhabs: yes, he really is not very innovating these last 15 years. Perhabs adding some double bass, that's it.

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he really is not very innovating these last 15 years. Perhabs adding some double bass, that's it.

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I wouldn't change a thing. He is one of the top living drummers in the world. Keep doing what works!

With that said, I would go for a bit more of an updated tom-tom sound if I were him. My non-drummer wife even commented that they sound like "wet cardboard boxes". I was so proud of her!
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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."

Paul
Well said Mighty Quin.
This is what makes Gadd so special.
I have seen four of my top five drummers of all time play live, Buddy,Billy Cobham, Steve Smith and Harvey Mason, Hopefully I will see Steve live sometime soon.
A true living legend.
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He is EASILY the most technical drummer at all time. And he grooves too. Oh yes, he grooves.
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I don't think anyone has posted this video yet, it's a really cool video with him playing brushes. You don't see a whole lot of him with brushes, which is surprising because he tears it up! Really great piano too, I keep finding my self paying more attention to it than to Gadd!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j8Ch5lU5dw&search=gadd
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I don't think anyone has posted this video yet, it's a really cool video with him playing brushes.
Nice! Dr. Gadd kills with those brushes. Once again he plays what's appropriate for the music and yet adds his signature sound.
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