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Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:36 am
by AllenS
Can't believe this one hasn't been posted yet. Y'all are slacking! :D



Happy New Year!

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:08 pm
by treeinrock
He is super relaxed.

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:58 am
by Morgenthaler
My buddy Michael is recording and touring with Gadd again.

Go check them out, they're effing great


Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:41 pm
by Pocketplayer
"He is super relaxed."

I thot the same...even more than usual...age is part of this...
he's just older and it shows in that clip...part of the dignity
of drumming into your 70s...where Virgil will be interests
me most with his super aggressive style... Tommy Aldridge
still hits like he was 25...the rock drummer was the great
experiment and we are now witnessing the results of this style.

How many are still around and can play w/o injury?
How many had to make significant grip adjustments?
The amount of motion a wrist takes over a career is
astounding when you think about it.

For the past month I have dug knee deep into grip
methods...fascinating learning experience.

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 pm
by langmick
Here is Steve less relaxed.



Groovy.


Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 pm
by BennyAndTheSkins
Very relaxed, and I love the space he leaves for the percussion, and Chick's keyboard run at 1:20.

The ultimate confidence to play simply when it's required to serve the music best.

I hope all these guys are around for a long time to come... (Gadd, Vinne, Herbie, Chick, etc...) They're national treasures.

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:37 pm
by treeinrock


Steve Gadd sitting in on an acoustic jazz session in Japan playing on a traditional jazz kit.

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:21 am
by Pocketplayer
Been around forever...saw this it seems so long ago and Steve is still very relevant!



This one seems overlooked, but one of the all time great grooves!
Introduced the Mozambique Gadd version to pop music and drummers



Polished version



Back to Captain Relaxed


Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:35 pm
by Paul Marangoni

Re: Mr. Gadd

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:02 pm
by Pocketplayer
How would you categorize this particular style of jazz?
Recommended artists, titles??
It might be my favorite...this was fabulous! Could listen
to Jackson hit them low notes all night...Petrucciani
has such a warm style...Gadd's brush work is so musical
like everything else he plays