On September 13, 2003, Steve Gadd was honored by the Avedis Zildjian Company at the second American Drummers Achievement Awards (ADAA) at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA-an historic evening that included a special tribute to the late Armand Zildjian.
The once-in-a-lifetime event was hosted by Mr. Bill Cosby and featured an all-star band that included, Vinnie Colaiuta and Rick Marotta, drums; Michael Landau, guitar; Jimmy Johnson, bass; Larry Goldings, keyboards; and special guest appearances by Will Lee, vocals and Tom Scott, saxophone. The evening culminated in an incredible performance by Steve with James Taylor.
This double-disc DVD features over six hours of footage, including the evening's performances; exclusive rehearsal footage; a 20-minute documentary on Steve's career, narrated by Tony Levin; backstage interviews; rare, early film footage of Steve, and a video tribute to the late, Armand Zildjian.
Special DVD Features:
- Rehearsal Footage
- Interviews with Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Vinnie Colaiuta, Rick Marotta, Will Lee, Tom Scott
- 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of all of the performances mixed from the drum chair
- a 35-minute interview with Steve
- Rare performance footage of Steve, circa 1970, with the U.S. Army Band; live, footage of Stuff, circa 1976 and footage from 1977 of the band, L'image, featuring Steve and Mike Mainieri
- Photo Gallery
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