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Steve Gadd Band: Steve Gadd Band (BFM)

Drumming icon Steve Gadd has always sounded happiest when laying down golden tracks in the studio and serving as a sideman to the stars, only choosing to assume the mantle of leadership on rare occasions with session-men assemblages like the Gadd Gang or, more recently, the Gaddabouts (fronted by vocalist Edie Brickell). But in forming … Read More “Steve Gadd Band: Steve Gadd Band (BFM)”

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Steve Gadd Band: Way Back Home

During the concert documented on Way Back Home, drummer Steve Gadd says, “I feel a lotta love in this room tonight.” Indeed, the affection flowing between the stage and the audience is palpable and the positive energy is clearly buoying Gadd and the band, who deliver a joyous performance in Gadd’s hometown of Rochester, N.Y. … Read More “Steve Gadd Band: Way Back Home”

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Steve Gadd Band: 70 Strong

Nearly every listening experience involves expectations based on scenario, instrumentation and personnel. When the occasion is supreme studio drummer Steve Gadd’s 70th birthday recording-with trumpeter Walt Fowler, guitarist Michael Landau, keyboardist Larry Goldings and bassist Jimmy Johnson-those expectations become understandably high. Perhaps unfairly so, because 70 Strong comes across as surprisingly one-dimensional considering these musicians’ … Read More “Steve Gadd Band: 70 Strong”

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