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Christopher
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Steve Smith

Postby Christopher » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:37 am

Rockin' the black dots...



He covers a ton of ground in this.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby sjj123 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:23 am

It's awesome. Steve is great. Like S. Holmes said some years back on here....the mystery is kinda gone where SS is concerned tho'.

Weckl on the other hand...I can't get my head around that guy
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby David Francis » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:27 am

I listened to this interview the other day:

http://idhitthatpodcast.podomatic.com/p ... 3_23-07_00

Worth checking out.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby AllenS » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:15 pm

It's interesting....Steve Smith has been an amazing player for decades, and he has taken it to an uncommonly high level in terms of technique, stylistic diversity, etc., but a lot of the stuff he does nowadays just doesn't move me like his output with Journey, early Vital Information, Steps Ahead, etc. did.

Check out this solo from 1983:



Love his ideas, groove, and phrasing there, but it's almost like a completely different drummer....

Anyway, cheers to Steve S...
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby electrizer » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:26 pm

his swing is just ridiculuos! thanks!
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby willyz » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:51 pm

AllenS wrote:It's interesting....Steve Smith has been an amazing player for decades, and he has taken it to an uncommonly high level in terms of technique, stylistic diversity, etc., but a lot of the stuff he does nowadays just doesn't move me like his output with Journey, early Vital Information, Steps Ahead, etc. did.

Check out this solo from 1983:



Love his ideas, groove, and phrasing there, but it's almost like a completely different drummer....

Anyway, cheers to Steve S...


I love what Steve has going on in this clip- his groove is insane, his sound is great and despite the crazy angles and heights he seems to be much looser than he is now. To me, his current sound and vibe is a bit dull. No personality at all.
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Rodge » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:38 pm

His Swing is NO swing...

Here somebody who's rockin' teh black dots...

I come from Tain, Vinnie, Omar, Jeff, Fish, Stewart, and many more...
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby langmick » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 pm

Steve is rocking like a mothereffer here.

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Re: Steve Smith

Postby JohnDrum » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:27 am

Rodge wrote:His Swing is NO swing...

Here somebody who's rockin' teh black dots...


Great stuff...A Zildlian Day , and it's fully 12 minutes before he hits a cymbal :mrgreen:
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Re: Steve Smith

Postby Niles » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:16 am

I prefer the pre-Gruber Steve Smith... He was funky back in the old days..

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