Steve Gadd Band
Drummer Steve Gadd can look back on a 50-year career. After starting his first band in 1972, he began his studio work for Creed Taylor's CTI Records and played for Hubert Laws, Joe Farrell, George Benson, Jim Hall, as well as Paul Desmond and Chet Baker. His big breakthrough came almost overnight with the recording of the Paul Simon album "Still Crazy After All These Years" in 1975. His rhythms for "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" (or later "Late in the Evening”) set standards for song accompaniment and are still considered milestones today. He gained high recognition with his first studio work in the same year for Chick Corea's album “The Leprechaun.”
By the late 1970s, Gadd was one of the busiest and most influential drummers in the world. Both his wide stylistic range and his precise playing with absolute rhythmic certainty at every tempo contributed significantly to his success. At the same time, he influenced an entire generation of drummers with his unerring feeling for the groove and his transparent, extraordinarily creative and musical playing.
Between 1985 and 1989, Gadd concentrated on his own band The Gadd Gang, toured worldwide with them, and released four albums. He was also a permanent member of David Matthews' Manhattan Jazz Quintet and enjoyed great success with tours and albums in Japan. Since the 1990s he has increasingly been a live drummer in the bands of Carly Simon, Al Jarreau, Tânia Maria, James Taylor, and Paul Simon, in addition to selected studio sessions with Michel Petrucciani, Eric Clapton, and Chick Corea. He also continues to record with the Manhattan Jazz Quintet and numerous other musicians. Now he will be playing in Basel, accompanied by Michael Landau (electric guitar), Travis Carlton (electric bass), Larry Goldings (keyboards), and Walt Fowler (trumpet and flugelhorn).
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