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Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.

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GADD: A Life in Time

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Gadd: A Live in Time is heavily illustrated with nearly 200 photographs of Steve Gadd, the much-celebrated and in-demand drummer of Local 802 (New York City). He was introduced to the drums at age three by his uncle, a former Army drummer, who gave him his first pair of sticks. Gadd was prodigious, quickly absorbing the style of his hero, swing drummer Gene Krupa. He’s considered one of the premier jazz and fusion drummers of all time, but his work with pop, funk, and R&B icons also means that Gadd is one of the most respected studio musicians of his generation. Here, drummers will find note-for-note transcriptions from his most famous tracks and performances. The book includes a foreword by James Taylor of Local 802.

Gadd: A Life in Time, by Joe Bergamini, www.hudsonmusic.com







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