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Steve Gadd
  1980's...

Steve's career was literally in overdrive, doing Paul Simon's One
Trick Pony
movie and then Grover Washington's excellent Live
At The Tower Theatre
video. Recordings with Weather Report,
The Bee Gee's, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau and
Rickie Lee Jones continued at a staggering rate.


Paul Simon One Trick Pony (1980)
       
   
  Richard Tee & Steve Gadd   Richard Tee & Steve Gadd - Take The A Train (1988)
       
 
Steve Gadd *Photo by Will Lee


Steve Gadd In Session (DVD)
  By 1981, Steve had recorded over 25 gold records artists who
had sold over half a million copies. 1982 found Steve recording
his first solo effort in Japan, Gadd-About for the King label. Also
that year was the Simon and Garfunkel's Concert In Central Park.
1983 with Rob Wallis and Paul Siegel, Steve makes the
first instructional drum video, Up Close a must
in any drummers library.


Steve Gadd Gaddabout (1982)


Gomez, Gadd, & Dalto 1984
Recording In Session
       
 
Eihiko & Gadd 1984: Past president
of Yamaha drum factory
  Steve's relationship with Yamaha Drums also saw several
of Steve's ideas become the norm, stand mounted
floor toms and smaller toms in general.


Hagi and Steve Gadd 7.3.1980
 
 
Steve Gadd & Chuck Mangione, Earthquake Relief Concert Dec. 1980
 
 
Tom Scott, BJ, Steve Gadd & Ralph MacDonald at rehearsal for
All Around the Town-- Carnegie Hall concert 1981
*Photo from Bob James' MySpace
 
 
Richard, Barry Gibb, & Steve Gadd
 
 
    Recordings with Frank Sinatra, Dave Grusin, Michael McDonald,
Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and many more continue his
demanding studio career.


Steve did 2 albums with Paul McCartney:

In February 1981, two months after Lennon's death, Paul McCartney resumed his sessions, recording that month with Steve Gadd,
Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Carl Perkins and Ringo Starr and
laying down several songs in the process. Ex-10cc guitarist Eric
Stewart also became a frequent collaborator of McCartney's during
this era. Further sessions that summer were also undertaken at
George Martin's AIR studios at Oxford Street, London with the
producer manning the controls and giving McCartney's music the
benefit of 1980s technology.
  Paul McCartney Tug of War (1982)    
       
 
Paul McCartney Pipes of Peace (1983)
  The sessions were so productive that several of its tracks would
be held over for the next album, Pipes of Peace, which followed
in 1983. The rest of 1981 would be spent in a quiet fashion,
with McCartney and Martin touching up the album and perfecting it.



Gadd & McCartney recording in 1982
 
 
 
 
Steve Gadd
  Steve's sound was a signature that still to this day is a voice,
many attempted to copy but the groove was another thing.

1988 Steve formed his own group, The Gadd Gang
with Richard Tee, Eddie Gomez, Conell Dupree and
Ronnie Cuber.
They recorded two records for Columbia ,
one self titled and the other Here And Now.



Here and Now (1988)



Live at the Bottom Line (1988)
       
       
 
Kimiko Itoh
  Steve returns back to his home of Rochester, N.Y. in 1988.
Steve evens stretches out and produces two recordings for
Japanese vocalist Kimiko Itoh.

Kimiko Itoh is a Japanese singer. She was born on the
island of Shōdoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Swing Journal voted Kimiko Number 1
female vocalist in 1988–1996.



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