Steps Ahead − Michael Brecker • Mike Mainieri • Darryl Jones • Mike Stern • Steve Smith - Live Tokyo 86 mp3 album
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Steps Ahead is a jazz fusion group formed by vibraphonist Mike Mainieri in the 1970s. Steps Ahead fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues. The group arose out of spontaneous sessions at Seventh Avenue South, a jazz club in New York City owned by saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter brother Randy Brecker
Daryl Jones, Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Mike Stern, Steps Ahead & Steve Smith. Daryl Jones, Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Mike Stern, Steps Ahead & Steve Smith. 7. In a Sentimental Mood.
Mainieri has revived the group several times since with such musicians as Warren Bernhardt, Eliane Elias, Rachel Z, Mike Stern, Tony Levin, Victor Bailey, Peter Erskine, Steve Smith and Bendik . This is the only live recording featuring the legendary line-up of Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Mike Stern, Daryl Jones & Steve Smith.
That powerhouse fusion outfit was documented on Live in Tokyo 1986. Stern’s second Atlantic album, 1988’s Time In Place, featured drummer Peter Erskine, keyboardists Jim Beard and Don Grolnick, bassist Jeff Andrews and percussionist Don Alias. He followed in 1989 with Jigsaw, which included Mike’s menacing ode to Miles,. Band members: Michael Brecker Mike Mainieri Mike Stern Daryl Jones Steve Smith.
The album features Steve's interest and abilities with rhythms from India including the South Indian rhythmic vocal art-form: Konnakol. This band, which included virtuosos such as Michael Brecker, Richard Bona and Mike Stern, was one of the most successful electric jazz groups and Smith contributed greatly to their tight, energetic sound for seven years (1986-1993 and again from 2005-present). Other high profile jazz touring and/or recording gigs that have filled the drummer's schedule include such artists as Ahmad Jamal, Michael Manring, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Zakir Hussain, George Brooks' Summit and the Buddy Rich Big Band, with whom he has performed in many tribute concerts to the late drumming idol. Steps Ahead - Reprise Steve Smith - Michael Brecker Mike Mainieri - Darryl Jones Mike Stern. Steve Smith Drum Solo.
|B4||In A Sentimental Mood|
- Record Company – Videoarts Japan, Inc
- Bass – Darryl Jones
- Drums, Percussion – Steve Smith
- Guitar – Mike Stern
- Saxophone – Michael Brecker
- Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
NotesRecorded in Tokyo, July 30 1986
contains both analog and digital audio channels
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4988112320116
|ID5736ERDVD||Steps Ahead − Michael Brecker • Mike Mainieri • Darryl Jones • Mike Stern • Steve Smith||Steps Ahead − Michael Brecker • Mike Mainieri • Darryl Jones • Mike Stern • Steve Smith - Live Tokyo 86 (DVD, NTSC)||Eagle Rock Entertainment PLC||ID5736ERDVD||US||1999|
|VAL-3822||Steps Ahead||VideoDisc - Live In Tokyo 1986 (Laserdisc, Las)||Videoarts Music||VAL-3822||Japan||1996|