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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 02:56 PM
IMHO one of the most underrated drummers in the business...he's sort of the unrecognized version of Jim Keltner.

He's one of the few,if any,who plays the drums in a style very similar to Levon.

I saw them side by side at a ramble and the synergy was incredible.

When Steve and Willie Weeks joined EC,I believe EC's whole sound came together in a much better way than it had been in the years before they came.

I was watching Steve in the film Lightning in a Bottle...he was in the house band and every time he hit the drums,even amongst a lot of other instruments on stage,you heard it,and it was the perfect beat...the highest compliment I can give is....well,he sounded a lot like Levon....

 
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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 03:46 PM
Neil Young's Freedom era, Keith Richard's Expensive Wino's, the Blues Brothers, The Chuck Berry Movie- Hail Hail Rock n Roll, etc.. total bad ass. They guy elevates anything he's a part of.

Would love to see EC tour with just Steve, Willie Weeks and piano player like the Sandy Benefit.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 03:46 PM
Neil Young's Freedom era, Keith Richard's Expensive Wino's, the Blues Brothers, The Chuck Berry Movie- Hail Hail Rock n Roll, etc.. total bad ass. They guy elevates anything he's a part of.

Would love to see EC tour with just Steve, Willie Weeks and piano player like the Sandy Benefit.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 04:03 PM
Steve's always been a favorite of mine. Just listen to the first Blues Brothers album... it's just perfect.
 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 04:35 PM
Drummers are a lot like referees and umpires to me......

I'm only aware of them when they make mistakes

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 05:22 PM
Kenny Aronoff is another drummer that is underrated.He's played with A-list performers for many years and still jammin at the age of 60.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 06:34 PM
Steve is one of the best out there. claptons rhythm section [Weeks & Jordan] may be the best he's ever had.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 06:37 PM
Great drummer , I saw the Winos at the Beacon back in 89 , Im pretty sure Steve and the bass player switched instruments for a song or 2 Maybe it was Willie , not sure , long time ago , Ivan Nevelle was in that band also

 

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  posted on 10/25/2013 at 08:23 PM
Superlative player.

Loved his work in the John Mayer Trio too with Pino Palladino on bass.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2013 at 04:59 AM
Steve Jordan is my favoriye drummer. He was always right there with anyone who showed up on David Lettermans show.I totally agree with everyone here he was great with Willie Weeks in Claptons band and what a compliment that he is as close to Levon as anyone. I'd never thought of it but it's so true. The two of them are/were VERY musical drummers. The best.
 

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  posted on 10/26/2013 at 04:59 AM
Steve Jordan is my favoriye drummer. He was always right there with anyone who showed up on David Lettermans show.I totally agree with everyone here he was great with Willie Weeks in Claptons band and what a compliment that he is as close to Levon as anyone. I'd never thought of it but it's so true. The two of them are/were VERY musical drummers. The best.
 

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  posted on 10/26/2013 at 09:17 AM
I admit my ignorance when it comes to "Quality percussion"...not knowing what to listen for...can someone here point out a BAD drummer in a major rock band?.....Someone whose playing is just bad and can be detected by an average music listener? Someone whose playing "ruins" the music?

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  posted on 10/26/2013 at 12:13 PM
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I admit my ignorance when it comes to "Quality percussion"...not knowing what to listen for...can someone here point out a BAD drummer in a major rock band?.....Someone whose playing is just bad and can be detected by an average music listener? Someone whose playing "ruins" the music?

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A bad drummer is someone who cant keep time [drops time] overplays, cant find the 1, has no feel. I dont think youll find a "bad" drummer in a "major" rock band, just some better than others. try a local bar band.

 

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  posted on 10/26/2013 at 01:31 PM
He's not a bad drummer, but I don't like Quest Love from the Roots. Every time he sits in with someone I like on Fallon he takes away from the song. The other night he was playing on Pearl Jam's "Alive" and his time was fine, but just playing too soft for the song.
 

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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 08:34 AM
BigV, I would offer up Todd Nance of Widespread Panic as a drummer who drags the band down a notch. He is a competent timekeeper but plays with no style or creativity, and is easily the weakest musician in the band. Put a better drummer in that band and they would be a far better group.

If you only notice drummers when they screw up, you're missing out on a lot. Even among drummers that don't suck, there is a wide variety of styles and flavors of drumming. Gene Krupa doesn't sound like John Bonham, who doesn't sound like Neal Peart, who doesn't sound like Zigaboo Modeliste, etc.

 
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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 09:09 AM
Steve Jordan is a fine drummer, However, if you know anything about drumming.
You would know that Steve Gadd, EC's current drummer, is one of the absolute
best in the business.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 10:51 AM
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Steve Jordan is a fine drummer, However, if you know anything about drumming.
You would know that Steve Gadd, EC's current drummer, is one of the absolute
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I'm always amused how we all hear our music differently...I think gadd os a very good drummer who lacks the power and propulsion needed by an EC fronted band.And,as I sai earlier Jordan is a perfect fit.

Again,hats off to our varied tastes!

 

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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 11:03 AM
I love him especially with the Blues Brothers. I also saw him last year at the Love for Levon show. He played on a few songs.
 

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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 11:06 AM
Charlesinator, I sat next to Art Garfunkel a few weeks ago on the metro north quite randomly. I spoke with him for about 30 minutes and he raved about Steve Gadd.
 

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  posted on 10/27/2013 at 11:49 AM
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Charlesinator, I sat next to Art Garfunkel a few weeks ago on the metro north quite randomly. I spoke with him for about 30 minutes and he raved about Steve Gadd.


Makes sense...first gadd is outstanding,but second,he would be a much better fit for Garfunkel than Jordan...it's more,perhaps,about fit than who is better....Jordan is a way better fit,to my ears,for EC...

Interesting discussion...I'm looking forward to what Charlesinator thinks....


 

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Charlesinator, I sat next to Art Garfunkel a few weeks ago on the metro north quite randomly. I spoke with him for about 30 minutes and he raved about Steve Gadd.


Makes sense...first gadd is outstanding,but second,he would be a much better fit for Garfunkel than Jordan...it's more,perhaps,about fit than who is better....Jordan is a way better fit,to my ears,for EC...

Interesting discussion...I'm looking forward to what Charlesinator thinks....




I absolutely LOVE Steve Gadd's feel. If you haven't heard either of the Gaddabouts albums "The Gaddabouts" & "Look Out Now" (which is Steve Gadd, Edie Brickell, Pino Palladino & Andy Fairweather-Lowe), they're great albums.

Anyway, that being said, as awesome as a musician may be, it's not always the best fit for a particular artist and I can understand that... Steve Gadd might be a little laid back and funky (in a laid-back way) to really support what people want to hear out of Clapton.

Whereas Steve Jordan is a perfect fit, although likewise, I'm not sure I would want to hear Steve playing those Gaddabout songs or some of the Paul Simon stuff...

 

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  posted on 10/28/2013 at 02:10 PM
Jordan and Gadd are both highly sought after pro's who bring a different approach to drumming. to say one is "better" than the other is just silly.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2013 at 05:19 PM
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Jordan and Gadd are both highly sought after pro's who bring a different approach to drumming. to say one is "better" than the other is just silly.


Agreed....merely a matter of better FIT not better drummer...as you said both are top notch players.

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Whereas Steve Jordan is a perfect fit, although likewise, I'm not sure I would want to hear Steve playing those Gaddabout songs or some of the Paul Simon stuff...


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  posted on 10/29/2013 at 04:06 PM
I rarely question a persons feelings toward any musician as I find music to be very personal. But i have to comment on Willie Weeks and Steve Jordan being possibly the best rhythm section Clapton has ever had. While I love both guys, particularly Jordan, I must ask, What About Cream. IMHO Baker and Bruce when they were healthy were as good as it gets.
 
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