Steve Gadd 70th Birthday Logo by Zildjian T-Shirt (printed on Vintage-soft Men’s Basic Crew from Alternative).
$ 12.00 USD
Steve Gadd - Signature Egg Shakers (Set of 3)
$ 40.00 USD
A compact, durable practice pad built to the specs of a drumming legend.
The Steve Gadd Practice Pad from Vic Firth is a travel-friendly and responsive practice pad for the aspiring or professional player. This single-sided, round pad features a 3/16" black silicone rubber pad for authentic rebound, while it is decorated with a commemorative 70th birthday logo. The compact pad sits on a round 8" wooden base and travels easily for any on-the-go player.
$ 15.00 USD
$ 24.00 USD
Years ago, Steve and Vic solved the age-old problem of wire brushes snagging on new coated heads by slightly angling the wires in the playing end. Steve has refined the design once more with a new angle that allows the wires to better glide across the head, providing a smoother sweep and a velvet swish! Additionally, the retractable pull-rod now includes a third crimp that offers the player an enhanced setting capability.
$ 11.99 USD
Live at Voce is the debut CD from Steve Gadd & Friends, a band that has been touring sporadically since 2007. Even though Gadd is a master of all genres, it's easy to tell that this is the type of music he truly enjoys playing the most. The music seems to effortlessly breathe with its deep grooves and emotional expressionism. Live at Voce was recorded in an intimate setting in Scottsdale, Arizona, at Voce's Lounge. If you listen with headphones on, it's as if the band is playing right in front of you.
$ 11.99 USD
|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
Like no other drummer on the scene over the last four
decades, Gadd has an uncanny ability to get ‘inside’ a
tune. Gadditude is yet another example of the highly
respected and hugely influential drummer finding the
‘pocket’ and making the music feel so good.
$ 13.98 USD
Steve Gadd Band - Self Titled Album CD
$ 31.98 USD
Steve Gadd Band - Self Titled Album LP
$ 25.00 USD
Steve Gadd Band - Self Titled Album Tee
$ 25.00 USD
|The Steve Gadd Band led by the iconic drummer celebrated his 70th birthday in his hometown of Rochester, NY during the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. The concert held at Eastman Theater, Gadd's alma mater, sold out in a matter of days as the city of Rochester paid tribute to their prodigal son.
“Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY” is a DVD+CD release that captures this very special concert, as well as exclusive interviews with Gadd and of family and friends including musical luminaries such as Chuck Mangione and Tony Levin. The CD includes songs from Steve Gadd Band's previous two albums "Gadditude" and "70 Strong" as well as other great tunes.
The Steve Gadd Band is : Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Walt Fowler, Larry Goldings, and Jimmy Johnson
*Includes complimentary 70 Strong poster
$ 11.99 USD
|Drums master Steve Gadd is among the most respected and emulated musicians in the world - an anomaly whose panache for playing precisely what a piece of music requires plus bringing signature taste, style and energy to the proceedings has resulted in hundreds of the most rhythmically exhilarating moments in recorded music history, across genres.
On April 9, 2015, Stephen Kendall Gadd turns 70. On April 7, BFM Jazz will commemorate the milestone by releasing 70 Strong, the second album by The Steve Gadd Band. This phenomenal instrumental dream quintet of players / composers / arrangers will find their CDs filed under “jazz” but what it more accurately creates is a panoramic sound palette of groove and grace more like novellas for the imagination - as begun with their inaugural 9-song release, Gadditude, in 2013. The Steve Gadd Band is trumpeter Walt Fowler (Frank Zappa, Buddy Rich, George Duke, Billy Cobham), guitarist Michael Landau (Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd), keyboardist Larry Goldings (Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Maceo Parker, Jim Hall), and pioneering 5-string bassist Jimmy Johnson (Allan Holdsworth, Billy Childs, Dori Caymmi, Stan Getz).
The ebb and flow of 70 Strong is palpable. Where the material on Gadditude was largely more mellow and meditative, 70 Strong flexes more energy and balance--be it on the wicked 6/8 shakedown of Goldings’ “Sly Boots,” the melodic throb of Landau’s “The Long Way Home,” the soft brushed beauty of Johnson’s “Desu” or the reverent backbeat blues of Fowler’s “Duke’s Anthem” (a loving ode to the memory of his longtime friend George Duke). The choice cover interpretations this time around are Brazilian artist Chico Buarque¹s wistful “De Volta Ao Samba” (title loosely translates as “back to the samba”), an inventive romp through Eddie Harris’ “Freedom Jazz Dance” that sneaks in pieces of other Harris classics (note: Goldings played with Brother Eddie on guitarist John Scofield’s1994 Blue Note Records release, Hand Jive), and, most thrillingly, the spanking they administer to Jan Hammer Group’s 1976 jam classic “Oh, Yeah” - definitively Gaddifying the Czechoslovakian synth wizard’s reverie by decelerating the groove to a simmering pocket then incrementally increasing the heat to savor every bar. And what can one say about the ensemble-penned opener “Foam Home,” a giddy howdy of funky syncopation that is a sequel to the Gadditude CD oddity “Green Foam.” A generous 11 songs total, 70 Strong is a richly satisfying listen.