Drumlegend Steve Gadd with saxophonist Michael Blicher and Hammond-wizard Dan Hemmer.
Michael Blicher (sax), Dan Hemmer (Hammond) and legendary drummer Steve Gadd started this unique trio in 2014 and have played 35 almost sold-out shows all over Europe for the last couple of years.
Their first album “Blicher Hemmer Gadd” was released in 2014.
The new album “Omara” will be released on february 15th 2018, which will kick-off the bands release-tour, that will bring the band to Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan.
A chance encounter and a shared love of this special kind of music lead Steve Gadd, known for his collaboration with Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Eric Clapton among others, to join forces with saxophone player Michael Blicher and Hammond organ player Dan Hemmer in 2014.
The band has toured all over Europe and Scandinavia twice and this second album was recorded live in Germany, England, and Denmark during their 2016 tour. These recordings has captured the amazingly charming live energy from four hardswingin’ late-night shows at some of Europes best intimate jazz-clubs and Blicher, Hemmer, and Gadd swings with vividness on this brilliant live set that has an engagingly punchy sense of detail and soulfullness and the audience responds ecstatically.
Legendary BBC DJ, Gilles Peterson recently presented the Blicher Hemmer Gadd album on his show saying “Now here´s something real interesting!”.
Steve Gadd on the Blicher Hemmer Gadd project:
“It was our debut tour and I had a ball playing with these guys, it was a lot of fun and I think that this could become a really unique trio. The crowds were so receptive and they really loved Michael’s music and us as a band. They made us all feel very appreciated – that was really something!
The music that Michael wrote for this band is just very unique and it fits perfectly to his and Dan’s way of playing. I grew up listening to organ bands – I love that kind of music. I know Michael has been listening to a lot of great New Orleans drummers, and I think he has come up with his own unique thing and the crowds loved it. “