Steve Gadd has inspired me on countless occasions. He makes me want to sit down behind the drums.
The parts he created for songs like “Late in the Evening” and “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” have become classics in the history of great drum set parts. His solos on songs like “Aja” by Steely Dan and “Not Ethiopia” by Steps are studies in how to play musical drum solos. And his ability to “play for the song” show how he can make the simplest parts sound completely interesting.
As soon as I figure out how to up load videos on to my site I’ll put them up. Meanwhile his work is easy to find on Youtube.