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Steve Gadd

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Steve Gadd, b. Rochester, New York, April 9, 1945. Uncle, a drummer in the army, encouraged him. Drum lessons from age seven; sat in with Dizzy Gillespie at 11. Studied music at Eastman College, Rochester, playing in wind ensemble and concert band, and at nights in a club with Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Joe Romano and Frank Pullara. After college, drafted into army and spent three years in a military band. After the army, gigged and worked with a big band in Rochester. 1972, formed a trio with Tony Levin and Mike Holmes, going to New York with it. The trio fizzled out, but Gadd began to work extensively as a studio musician. He also played with Corea's first Return to Forever

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Abe Goldstien

Read "Meet Abe Goldstien" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


You can have your “Dry Cleaner From Des Moines"—we're putting our money on our latest jazz Super Fan from Des Moines. Former adman Abe Goldstien lists his passions as his wife, his two children, and jazz. Retired though he may be, Abe doesn't show any signs of slowing down, keeping up a busy schedule volunteering for ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

CTI Records: Ten Tasty Albums With No Added Sugar (Almost)

Read "CTI Records: Ten Tasty Albums  With No Added Sugar (Almost)" reviewed by Chris May


Few jazz producers divide opinion as much as Creed Taylor. He is a hero to many and a villain to as many more. His fans love him for his high production values. His detractors accuse him of dumbing jazz down with excessively sweetened orchestrations and other sales-oriented compromises. Nowhere is the dispute more heated than over ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Gadd

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Gadd

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Gadd's birthday today! Steve Gadd, b. Rochester, New York, April 9, 1945. Uncle, a drummer in the army, encouraged him. Drum lessons from age seven; sat in with Dizzy Gillespie at 11. Studied music at Eastman College, Rochester, playing in wind ensemble and concert band, and at nights in a ...

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News: Recording

Jackie Paris & Anne Marie Moss Live at the Maisonette

Jackie Paris & Anne Marie Moss Live at the Maisonette

On the afternoon of September 28, 1974, husband-and-wife singers Jackie Paris and Anne Marie Moss videotaped a gig in the Maisonette at New York's St. Regis Hotel. They were backed by Mike Abene on piano, Harvie S on electric bass and Steve Gadd on drums. The point of the taping was to support a TV-show concept ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Remembering Chick Corea

Read "Remembering Chick Corea" reviewed by Len Davis


We remember Chick Corea on the first anniversary of his passing—Return To Forever, Elektric Band, and music from his collaborations with Steve Gadd and John McLaughlin. Plus music from the Moonjune Records sampler. Playlist Return To Forever “Theme To the Mothership" from Hymn Of The Second Galaxy (Polydor) 00:00 Chick Corea Electric Band “King ...

Results for pages tagged "Steve Gadd"...

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David Cowan

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Drummer, David Cowan is a Los Angeles-based musician who is available for recording sessions, and live performances. He has performed with great musicians and performers including Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Clark Terry, Les McCann, Ralph Peterson, Don Byron, Esperanza Spaulding, Jessica Vautor, The Boston Pops, Lalah Hathaway, Frank McComb, Shirley Caesar, Ali Woodson, Daryl Coley, Jennifer Holiday, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., The Fifth Dimension, Tom Coster, Abraham Laboriel Sr. Walter Beasley, Andre Ward, Errica Campbell (from gospel duo Mary Mary) and many more. Currently, David is promoting the latest release from his LA based Afro-Latin funk/Rock band One Tribe Nation!

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Article: Album Review

Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark

Read "What to Wear in the Dark" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Let us start with a nod to Steely Dan, the rock/jazz group headed up by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, a pair of tunesmiths who hit a career zenith in the early 1970s with albums like Can't Buy A Thrill (1972), Countdown To Ecstasy (1973), Pretzel Logic (1974) and Aja (1974), all on ABC Records. The ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Alex Jenkins

Read "Take Five with Alex Jenkins" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Alex Jenkins Alex Jenkins has always been a student of the world, especially its music. Well versed in music styles eastern and western, traditional and contemporary, Alex's sound transcends both traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is most heavily influenced by his study of the tabla, a North Indian classical percussion instrument. This has ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Drummers Roundtable: Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd and Nate Smith

Read "Drummers Roundtable: Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd and Nate Smith" reviewed by Joseph Vella



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