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Steve Gadd

dr, *1945 US, Irondequoit
Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Stephen Kendall Gadd

Stephen Kendall "Steve" Gadd (born April 9, 1945) is an American musician. Gadd is one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry, recognized by his induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1984. Gadd's groove on Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", and drum solo on Steely Dan's "Aja", are both examples of his seminal sound and signature style. He has worked with popular musicians from a wide range of genres including notably Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Grover Washington Jr., Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour and Al Di Meola.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Congas
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
River Rises on Look out Now! by The Gaddabouts
Se Bastasse Una Canzone on The World Of Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti
Cantabile - Live on Trio in Tokyo by Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd & Anthony Jackson
September Second - Live on Trio in Tokyo by Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd & Anthony Jackson
Serenity on Chinese Butterfly by Chick Corea & Steve Gadd
Devil's Story on Look out Now! by The Gaddabouts
Let It Rain on Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Liberia by Various Artists
Home - Live on Trio in Tokyo by Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd & Anthony Jackson
Training - Live on Trio in Tokyo by Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd & Anthony Jackson
So What - Live on Trio in Tokyo by Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd & Anthony Jackson

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live At Blue Note TokyoAi Kuwabara With Steve Gadd And Will Lee2019Album
Somehow, Someday, SomewhereAi Kuwabara With Steve Gadd & Will Lee2017Album
Vienne 1987Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn2016Album
LiveRandy Crawford & Joe Sample With Steve Gadd & Nicklas Sample2012Album
Same Tree Different Fruit - ABBAAnders Wihk, Steve Gadd, Svante Henryson2012Album
Continental TalkRatko Zjaca, John Patitucci, Steve Gadd, Stanislav Mitrovic, Randy Brecker2009Album
Bop BoyBob Mintzer Feat. Steve Kuhn, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd2007Album
Super Trio (Live At The One World Theatre, April 3rd, 2005)Chick Corea / Steve Gadd / Christian McBride2006Album
Legends Live At Montreux 1997Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn2005Album
In SessionSteve Gadd2002Album
Up CloseSteve Gadd2002Single
Take The A TrainMichel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson1999Single
Trio In TokyoMichel Petrucciani / Steve Gadd / Anthony Jackson1999Album
Chuck Mangione-Steve Gadd : Together ForeverChuck Mangione, Steve Gadd1994Album
Double ExposureMasahiko Satoh Featuring Eddie Gomez And Steve Gadd1988Album
The SidewinderManhattan Jazz Quintet : Lew Soloff, George Young, Dave Matthews, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd1986Album
AmorphismMasahiko Satoh Featuring Eddie Gomez & Steve Gadd1986Album
SmithzonianSmith Dobson, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez1986Album
Autumn LeavesManhattan Jazz Quintet : Lew Soloff, George Young, Dave Matthews, Charnett Moffett, Steve Gadd1985Album
As If ...Masahiko Satoh Featuring Eddie Gomez And Steve Gadd1985Album
GaddaboutSteve Gadd1984Album
GomezEddie Gomez Featuring Chick Corea And Steve Gadd1984Album
No Problem / All About LoveSadao Watanabe With Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Richard Tee, Anthony Jackson, Jeff Mironov, Dave Grusin, Ralph MacDonald, Jon Faddis And Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra1980Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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