Tag Archives: Steve Gadd

A Larry Bunker – Steve Gadd Mind Meld?

SKF NOTE: Two days ago Frank Godiva’s post on the Great Drummer’s Group Facebook page reminded me of a question I would love to ask Steve Gadd. Godiva’s post concerned master percussionist Larry Bunker, and showed Bunker’s The Larry Bunker … Continue reading

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Max Roach and Steve Gadd

SKF NOTE: Yesterday I remembered an early 1980s phone conversation I had with Max Roach. I couldn’t remember why Mr. Roach and I had the conversation. But this morning I can fill in the blanks. I was still Modern Drummer’s … Continue reading

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How Gadd’s Riff Became Part of ‘Fifty Ways’

SKF NOTE: Steve Gadd was inducted into the Rochester (New York) Hall of Fame on April 22, 2018. Steve was joined as a new inductee by longtime friend and band mate bassist Tony Levin, and by one of Steve’s great … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl on Gary Chester 1983

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my 1983 interview with Dave Weckl for Modern Drummer. Most of this interview is not published anywhere. Portions of it were published in MD as a profile of Dave Weckl. I first heard of … Continue reading

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Max Roach: What You’re Playing for is Sound

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The back story is posted here.  How up-and-coming drummers learned from their drummer elders has always interested me. In this interview segment, … Continue reading

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