Steve Khan was created on April 28, 1947 in La, California. He is a superb guitarist who initially wound up being renowned for his rock-jazz fusion playing. Steve is however very well-rounded with plenty of of his projects fitting more in to the difficult to classify whole world of publish-bop. The boy of song lyricist Sammy Cahn, he analyzed piano for many years beginning as he was 5 in addition to performed drums using the instrumental guitar surf group The Chantays that had the hit song “Pipeline” in early sixties.
Jazz was constantly around in Steve Khan’s home since his father loved to listen to tracks of every versions of their own hit tunes. Khan takes note of when Bob Spickard, The Chantays’ lead guitarist, introduced him towards the Jazz Crusaders’ “Tough Talk” and Wes Montgomery’s “Boss Guitar” albums. It had been years later, as he bought Wes Montgomery’s “Movin’ Wes” recording and heard “Caravan” he understood he’d not be a drummer who could experience the amount of Grady Tate!
At age 17 Steve Khan transformed to guitar and it was rapidly playing gigs in the la area. With an unpredicted group of conditions and the dealing with the R & B group The Buddies Of Distinction he ended up playing and recording with keyboardist Phil Moore, Junior. That brought him to using Wilton Felder’s solo LP, “Bullitt”. Steve couldn’t think that he was doing something and among the people from the Jazz Crusaders whom he so respected.
Steve Khan finished U.C.L.A. in 1969 having a B.A. in composition and theory. His father targeted to direct him from the possible disappointment of artistic mediocrity and toward a existence like a lawyer. However obviously, Steve did not and wouldn’t pay attention to any one of that. After getting carried out with vibraphonist David Friedman and bassist John Burns during a gig with Tim Buckley, Khan was asked arrive at New You are able to throughout the summer time of 1969 and perform love a couple of days in the Music Motel. He soon moved there permanently.
Part of The Brecker Siblings by 1971, Steve Khan beginning carrying out electric guitar duets with Ray Coryell between 1974 – 1975. Bob James and Bobby Colomby signed him to Columbia Records in 1977 which provided Steve the opportunity to shine like a solo artist when nobody else appeared to want to consider hearing him play. On his first tracks like a leader including “Tightrope”, “Nowhere Guy”, and “Arrows”, Steve was striving to single-handedly keep alive the seem from the original Brecker Siblings Band.
It’s fascinating to bear in mind that at one time throughout the seventies, in or close to the Chelsea region of Manhattan, the next famous guitarists who have been great buddies resided inside a couple of blocks of one another: John McLaughlin, Rob Towner, John Abercrombie, Bill Connors, John Scofield, and Steve Khan. Exactly what a wonderful situation that has to happen to be for jazz guitar music enthusiasts living for the reason that area at that time!
After that, Steve Khan went onto record a solo guitar album known as “Evidence” outlined with a prolonged Thelonious Monk medley, founded and carried out using the quartet Eyewitness throughout 1981 – 1985, carried out accept Joe Zawinul’s Weather Update in 1986, labored with a number of trios including Ron Carter and Al Promote throughout 1991 – 1992, and performed with Dork Samuel’s Caribbean Jazz Project throughout 1999 – 2002. Steve has additionally made an appearance like a guest guitarist on all dates with everyone from Miles Davis to Gil Evans and Freddie Hubbard additionally to leading their own bands.