steve gadd band : gadditude

"The happiest result of my moderate success is and has been the company of these, my musical brothers. To have them play my music is a great joy and an honor, no lie, and I thank my lucky stars. 'Gadditude' is consensus co-arrangement, as only true masters of the art can achieve it." - James Taylor June 13, 2013


For Gadditude, his tenth outing as a leader and second for BFM Jazz, world class drummer Steve Gadd got a little help from his distinguished friends – guitarist Michael Landau, keyboardist Larry Goldings, trumpeter Walt Fowler and bassist Jimmy Johnson. Together they had already established a high degree of bandstand chemistry as the touring band for superstar singer-songwriter James Taylor. That goes a long way in explaining the sense of comfort and ease from track to track on this relaxed session recorded in just one week at Landau’s home studio. “It was like a big family affair,” says Gadd. “It’s fun to get together with people that you care about, that you trust musically and just share the energy and try to make the music the best that it can be.”


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