Steps Ahead

Steps Ahead were an American post-bop/modern-jazz supergroup that released three albums as Steps on Japanese Nippon-subsidiary Better Days between 1980 and 1982. Under the full nameplate, the band released three albums on Elektra Musician between 1983 and 1986. Members: Mike Mainieri (vibraphone), Michael Brecker (saxophone), Don Grolnick (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Peter […]

Steps ‎– Smokin’ in the Pit (1981)

Smokin’ in the Pit is a live double-album by American post-bop/jazz-rock supergroup Steps, recorded at Tokyo’s Pit Inn with guitarist Kazumi Watanabe and released in 1981 on Nippon Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Tee Bag” (13:49) A2. “Lover Man” (8:31) B1. “Fawlty Tenors” (10:05) B2. “Song to Seth” (13:00) C1. “Young and Fine” (16:00) C2. “Soul Eyes” […]

Bill Evans / George Russell Orchestra ‎– Living Time (1972)

Living Time is a collaborative album between pianist Bill Evans and conductor George Russell, recorded with the latter’s jazz-rock orchestra and released in 1972 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Event I” (3:50) A2. “Event II” (8:22) A3. “Event III” (2:47) A4. “Event IV” (5:30) B1. “Event V” (11:52) B2. “Event VI” (4:13) B3. “Event VII” (2:07) […]