In 2006, the Zildjian company launched its third “Mission from Gadd” North American clinic tour giving drummers across the country an opportunity to experience Steve Gadd's humility, generosity, and creative genius firsthand. On this DVD, Steve is featured in an intimate master class setting at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, May 2006. Longtime fans of Steve, as well as younger drummers just discovering him, will treasure his wisdom and insights on a wide variety of topics: funk patterns, rudiments applied to the kit, playing with a click, tips for the studio, brush patterns, odd phrases, Mozambique/Latin ideas – it's all here! The extensive Q&A segments allow Steve to discuss several of his legendary performances, including “Aja,” “Nite Sprite,” “Late in the Evening” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Steve also performs solo pieces that contain the essential tools and techniques that comprise his incredibly influential style and approach. 2 hours, 53 minutes.
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