Steve Gadd and Friends -][- LIVE at VOCE – [VARESE FONTANA, 2010]
Steve Gadd is one of the most influential drummers of all time. Currently on tour with Eric Clapton, Live at Voce is the first album released under his own name in over a decade. The album features legendary Jazz musicians Ronnie Cuber, Paul Bollenback and Joey DeFrancesco and includes two unreleased bonus, studio tracks with Edie Brickell.
Stephen Kendall Gadd (born April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is an American session and studio drummer, notable for his work with Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker, Stuff, Bob James, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Eddie Gomez, The Manhattan Transfer, Michal Urbaniak, Steps Ahead, Al Di Meola, Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Richard Tee, Jon Bon Jovi, and many others.
Gadd is a native of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. When he was seven years old, his uncle, who was a drummer in the US army, encouraged him to take drum lessons. Gadd became so talented at the drums that by the age of eleven he had sat in with Dizzy Gillespie. Continue reading