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Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:22 pm
by renardvert
I just saw Steve Smith live this past friday with the Mike Stern/Bill Evans band. Super good show, all the guys killed it. Steve is in super good shape and very inspiring. I must admit that I didn't know that Tom Kennedy was such a good player, he has SO much ability. Stern is also quite entertaining to see live, he looked like a little kid who just discovered his instrument, he seemed so happy to play!!


Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:28 pm
by Paul Marangoni
Yeah man, Kennedy is incredible!

Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:15 pm
by Steve Holmes
Man, Weckl is a hard act to follow in that group specifically.

Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:49 am
by Rodge
True Steve, DW owns the Stern's gig, well, I like DC too.

Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:39 am
by Pocketplayer
Yes Paul... 4/3. I don't know why I always have 5/4 stuck in my head
on that one. Hated Separate Ways when it first came out and listened
to Frontiers much later. Now feel it is a rock masterpiece played by
SS.

The song most overlooked imo however and the fill that has always stayed
with me is on After the Fall @2:50 . The song just begs for an amazing fill
at the spaces when Perry moans endlessly (one of the most irritating vocal
performances of his career...the band video doesn't help--WORST videos ever for
a major rock act for an entire LP?)

The open hat stuff was new to me back in the day as well.


Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:40 am
by langmick
Great playing all over that record, used to put it on the walkman daily.

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This is a deceptively hard to groove to nail. The weird bell beat had me scratching my head back then.


Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:52 am
by sjj123


Steve's cool but I'm not diggin his drum sound

Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:03 pm
by gretsch-o-rama
Sonor are some of the best sounding drums in the world, IMO...but they're so nice, most drummers don't even know how to get the best sound out of them...but the vid sounds more like a crappy camera microphone issue...

Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:54 am
by langmick
I threw tihs on the ipod over the weekend. Nice mind-bender.




Re: Steve Smith

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:04 am
by Jim Richman
If you think Tom Kennedy was great on this gig... You need to see him play his electric upright bass. Holy Mother Of God.