For the first time, super drummer Steve Gadd reunites with his friends from the “Gadd Gang” days, Eddie Gomez and Ronnie Cuber for a production with the multiple Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band. Under the direction of Michael Abene, a deeply grooving album was created, centered around Steve Gadd and his friends. They are joined by Bobby Sparks II and Simon Oslender as special guest musicians.
The recordings took place in Studio 4 of the WDR in January and February 2022. Classics from the Gadd Gang repertoire can be found on Center Stage: “I Can’t Turn You Loose,” “Che Ore So’,” “Them Changes,” “Way Back Home,” “Lucky 13,” “Honky Tonk/I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “My Little Brother.”
A perfect mixture of groovy songs and an excellent ensemble around Steve Gadd guarantee highest entertainment value.