James Gadson has played with Bill Withers, The Temptations, Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, The Three Kings (Albert, B.B. and Freddie), and even more recently with the likes of Beck, Justin Timberlake and Lana Del Rey. This is, of course, only naming a few names Mr. Gadson has worked with. The Full List is as endless as his talent.
I met with James at his home studio in Los Angeles. We discuss his entire career, how he broke into Session Work, the Linn Drum Machine, Home Recording, Changes in The Industry, Being one of the Most Sampled Players in History, Hanging with Earl Palmer and Hal Blaine - and a lot more. This is an Epic Interview with a Legend.
Recorded in James Gadson's Home Studio in Los Angeles, CA February 2013