Drummer. Producer. Legend.
Although he has appeared on a
countless number of studio sessions,
this release was (with the exception
of an obscure Japanese date in 1984)
drummer Steve Gadd's debut as a
leader. The Gadd Gang (comprised of
the drummer, guitarist Cornell Dupree,
bassist Eddie Gómez and Richard Tee
on keyboards) was a likable unit that
blended together jazz, R&B and
some groovin' funk. With the
addition of a horn section arranged
by David Matthews, the group plays
Bob Dylan's "Watching the River Flow,"
and Wilton Felder's "Way Back Home,"
a medley of "Honky Tonk" and "I Can't
Stop Loving You," and some basic
band originals that can appeal to
a wide audience.