The Gadd Gang - from 1986, with Jon Faddis and others...Steve Gadd is close to my favorite drummer. Like with all favorite anythings - they come and go. When I first heard the out-tro drumming - or drum fills as they are also called - on the title track of Steely Dan's Aja. I thought - wow! Gadd is also the guy playing that classic lick in 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, by Paul Simon. I think Gadd is now Eric Clapton's main drummer. I also really like Abe Laboriel, Jr. as a current drummer. He was also playing recently with Clapton, and now Sir Paul has him.