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Grammy Winning "Steve Gadd Band" Reviews

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

Steve Gadd Band / STEVE GADD BAND


July 28, 2018

DRUM! magazine by Libor Hadrava

“One of the most highly acclaimed and prolific drummers in history, Steve Gadd shifts once again into the position of leader and producer to bring the self-titled fourth Steve Gadd Band album to life. Each of the five band members contributes original songs, bringing a wide variety of moods, styles, textures, and tempos to this 11-track trip to sonic heaven.


June 6, 2018

JazzTimes by Dan Bilawsky

“As with its previous efforts, the Steve Gadd Band emphasizes feel, texture, grooves and holistic presentation over athletic feats.”

April 11, 2018

Rochester City Newspaper by Ron Netsky

“Listening to the new, self-titled album by the Steve Gadd Band, one thought comes immediately to mind: back-up bands are far more than back-up bands. Gadd himself is exhibit A. Perhaps the best drummer working today in pop music, his main gigs are in the bands of the world’s top stars: James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and others. And the musicians featured on this album are veterans of Taylor’s touring band. Gadd, who produced the album, gives them all a chance to shine.”

March 24, 2018

Glide Magazine by Jim Hynes

“Despite similar instrumentation, the group generates a lighter, brisker sound, absent of the heavy rock elements that characterizes much of fusion. This is music for today, well composed, melodic and eminently accessible.”

March 17, 2018

Sea of Tranquility by Steven Reid

“There's little doubt that whether we know it or not we've all heard the work of Steve Gadd countless times, but in this setting you really can focus on what has made him such an indispensable member of the music world for so many years. That he chooses to do so in such a relaxed and poised manner is what makes the Steve Gadd Band album as exciting as it is.”

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