Drumlegend Steve Gadd with saxophonist Michael Blicher and Hammond-wizard Dan Hemmer.
Michael Blicher (sax), Dan Hemmer (Hammond) and legendary drummer Steve Gadd toured Scandinavia in the beginning of 2014 with 16 sold-out shows in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All shows were recorded and this live-album is a collection of the finest and most hard-swingin´ moments.
The band will tour Europe in jan-feb 2016.
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 from one of Denmarks most likeable and succesfull bands, Astro Buddha Agogo.
This band is a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most innovative and highly regarded drummers unfold his talent, playing a kind of music he is very most passionate about – organtrio souljazz.
The debut album contains original music by Michael Blicher plus Lester Youngs classic “In a little Spanish town” and a soulful ballad by Yusef Lateef who passed away just one month before this recording.
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. “