- Watch Steve Gadd's drum solo with brushes - and singing! -
From the Drummerszone Vault, here is Steve Gadd, recorded in 2007 and re-rendered just because we wouldn't want to lose these great recordings of this Legend among all drumming legends. In November 2007, Steve Gadd was in the Netherlands to perform with Dutch artist Alain Clark. Steve recorded his album 'Live it Out' and was flown in for the cd-release party. Yes, a CD, because there were no music streaming platforms in 2007. The next day, after that show, Steve had a clinic evening in venue Patronaat in Haarlem. Below is the first video from this evening: his opening solo, just playing brushes and singing!
What you find here is just about as beautiful, open - and even vulnerable as it can get. The audience was just flabbergasted by an opening like this. Of course, Steve took it a few notches up during the clinic, but when you want attention, this is the way to kick off an evening before a few hundred drummers and musicians.