Steve Gadd Band

Way Back Home

(BFM Jazz)

The American drummer’s sweet and sassy grooves have long created maximum impact with a minimum of fuss.

Here they are the bedrock and embellishment of a set of funky Americana played with precision and bite by his equally astute working band.

“Bye Bye Blackbird” is a relaxed swinger, and Gadd constructs a peerless finale on Buddy Miles “Them Changes”.

But the standout tracks on this live recording are self-penned narratives that deliver compelling riffs, gripping solos and melodies that hover close to familiarity before changing tack.

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