Gadd, Steve

BFM Jazz, 2015CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 21.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: One of the most sought after drummers during the 1970-90s was Steve Gadd. He has a popping sound that accentuates the band around him. On 70 Strong he reasserts himself showing no signs of age. Yes, Gadd is a young and vibrant 70 years old. He leads his band with Walt Fowler (t), Larry Goldings (keyboards, accordion), Jimmy Johnson (b) and Michael Landeau (g). Most of the eleven songs are originals written by each of the musicians. They add 3 covers notably “De Volta Ao Samba” and “Oh, Yeah?” not a lot of showboating, just well coordinated execution!


Publicist: Two for the Show Media