Session drumming summarised by the great Steve Gadd:
“I’ve found over the years that the feel overcomes everything. If you get a good groove happening, that carries it along. If it feels good, there’s not a lot you have to do. You can pick and choose your spots to dynamically respond to what’s going on, but you don’t have to technically, constantly challenge yourself to fill in those spaces.
When you play live, it’s another ballgame. People can see the excitement, and that helps them put it together with the audio. When you don’t have that visual thing, it’s better to keep it simple. It’s a lot more understandable.” (Modern Drummer, July 1st 2005)
Ihave recently been performing sessions at Ragged Moon studios in Stroud. Check back soon for sample recordings!