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March 12, 2019

But this is of little consequence when Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ was playing. On the ‘Glamor Profession track’, what jumps out most prominently? The steady, solid Steve Gadd percussion licks. Indeed, his impeccable rhythm is the spine from which the tune’s bone structure hangs. Gadd needn’t slam those skins to get his point across; no, his complete confidence and gentle persuasion can tease chest-thumping potential out of even the most subtle brush strokes. Moreover, his metronome-like precision is the essential, smoothly beveled cog in that stellar band.

[Note to shelf: GET THE BOOK entitled ‘Deal Breaker’ by Scott Ritter] [Mar 12]