Guestbook archive 2. This archive takes us from July 1999 up to December 2000. Return to the current Guestbook here.
Dear Steve: Keep up the tremendous work! Happy Holidays and all the best in 2001!
New Orleans, LA USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 14:09:00 (EST)
Dear Steve: Just wanted to touch base to tell you how much I've enjoyed the heck out of "YOU ARE HERE." Your friend Danny Gottlieb came online at the Pat Metheny website, which is called "American Garage," and he made mention of his contribution to Pat's "SECRET STORY" album. I remember you mentioning that Danny had once given you one of his Paiste ride cymbals, if I have the story correct. I also enjoyed your explanation about how you came up with the title for "GOT MY MENTAL." Have a GREAT Holiday Steve, hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Bob
Oceanside, CA USA - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 18:24:27 (EST)
Great looking site.
Cape Coral, FL USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 07:39:23 (EST)
Hi Steve: My guitar teacher is Tony Calabro. I haven't been studying very long though. Tony told me I should check out this site and I think it's great!
Traralgon, Vic. Australia - Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 04:11:03 (EST)
Great site Steve!
My teacher, Tony Calabro, has been telling me, and all of his students, about your site and the way you play. I play a Gibson Les Paul and an ES-175 and have been playing the guitar for nearly 8 yrs., I'm 14 now. I love jazz and have some of the albums mentioned. Thanks again, Chris Flynn
Traralgon, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 00:19:40 (EST)
Stevie qué pasa? When are your next gigs in downtown Nueva York?? I LOVE the Caribbean Jazz Project. I plan to visit my family in Puerto Rico, will you and the gang be down there any time during the summer of 2001? Did you retire your Telecaster Custom for good?? Ayudame...inquiring minds want to know. I heard you're engaged....felicidades and all the best. Jose
Yonkers, NY USA - Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 10:53:34 (EST)
Esteban: I missed you w/ Caribbean Jazz Project @ the Keswick Theater in PA. Friend of mine said you guys were smokin'!! I recently heard a Latin music compilation @ Border's Bookstore's listening booth, it had a tune similar to "Khalatmo" from "CHORD KHANCEPTS"(Bb7/F7 vamp). Hope to see you again. Does the CJP have a website?
Pitman, NJ USA - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 22:56:00 (EST)
Great to see your Guestbook back in action. Have been telling all my students about you and how much my sons and I are enjoying your album "CROSSINGS." Have also passed on your regards to John Paine. What guitar and amp are you using currently? And will you be coming to Australia in the near future? Regards Tony.
Morwell, Vic. Australia - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 21:27:33 (EST)
I have been listening to you since your first LP from CBS in the '70s, but your CDs are very hard to find here in Hong Kong. I tried to find them in Vancouver, B.C.; Canada, but still can't get all your CDs. Can you tell us something about your guitar collection and what kind of amp you are using now. Thank you very much for looking into this matter.
Hong Kong, CHINA - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 14:00:25 (EDT)
YES! Is it really true?! Steve Khan's playing here in L.A. on July 29th?!?! YES!!! :-)))))))))))))
Man, can't wait.....I've been waiting for this for a LONG time!!!!!! All the best, Ron
Ronald S. Flores
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at 19:41:20 (EDT)
A friend of mine sent me a heads-up of you playing at the Jazz Bakery with Dave Samuels and
Dave Valentin this July 29-30. Is that true? I checked their website, and sure enough, your name is listed. Please let us know the scoop. Jim Fisk.
Long Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at 12:43:25 (EDT)
Steve: I have been a BIG fan since the late '70s. Love you w/ Tom Scott and "CASA LOCO" too. Just bought your "CHORD KHANCEPTS" book last week, and went through EVERY exercise(good thing I read music for guitar!!). I used it w/ the gospel band @ church, and on a few gigs around town. These 'Khancepts' which I put in practice turned heads. Even for the beginner, it can be helpful...one the best guitar(heck..music) books I've read in a LONG time!!
L D Adonis
Pitman, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 16:50:25 (EDT)
Hi from London again Steve. I recently bought a Bob James CD featuring the theme and incidental music from the comedy series "TAXI." I bought it because of my fondness for the series and the fact that I always enjoyed the funky musical interludes used. I also knew that some fine musicians were featured. I was happily surprised to see the name of none other than Steve Khan in the credits! Once again you pop-up onto my musical frontiers.
On a more serious note, any more word of a possible UK appearance. I know so many people that would love the chance to hear you perform live. All the best to you, Stan
London, UK - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 09:30:36 (EDT)
Hi Steve, Watching the "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" anniversary show the other night, there was Steve Khan in a couple of scenes playing guitar. How cool. Hope all is terrific and look forward to someday having you play out here on the West Coast. Sincerely, Jim Fisk
Long Beach, CA USA - Friday, May 19, 2000 at 15:44:36 (EDT)
Hi Steve, Thanks for the great music over the years. Love "CASA LOCO" particularly, and your wonderful guitar sound. I have achieved a similar sound with a Tom Anderson Custom through a Roland RP1! Hope you carry on for many years to come. Bill Joseph Flynn...Dancing Fantasy(Higher Octave Jazz, Malibu, CA)
Bill Joseph Flynn
Wolfenbuettel, Germany - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 15:29:31 (EDT)
Your music really opened me up when I first moved from Lebanon to Ireland. 15 years later I find myself going back to your music. I would love to purchase the five Eyewitness albums on CD. CDNOW does not list them all. Can anybody help with this? Thanking all readers in advance.
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 13:22:33 (EDT)
Hello again, Mr. Khan, Now I've got the CJP's "NEW HORIZONS." I really love your guitar. YES I DO!!!
Tokyo, Japan - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 23:08:04 (EST)
I'm not too familiar with all Steve's work but I do have have the "ARROWS" album. I think
I've listened to "Daily Village" about a hundred times, great acoustic work.I think I need to
find it on CD but my LP still sounds good.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 13:16:13 (EST)
Steve, just a quick note to say that, following our recent chat I bought "YOU ARE HERE" and I love it. I think it made a real difference to have a live percussionist. It added a lot of vitality to the recording. Will it be another ten years before you and Rob collaborate? Anyway, many thanks for even more great music.
London, UK - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 12:13:52 (EST)
This internet stuff has enabled interested members of the guitar/musician community to communicate like never before. The opportunity to find out what's what from masters like yourself. Wow! In addition, you come across as a genuine guy who most people would like to spend time with, even though you are a committed artist. (Pun intended) I have one comment regarding your Guestbook. Would it be possible to post the responses you give to some of
the questions? I often read someone's entry and wish I could read what your answer was. For example, what is Bill Connors up to? Thanks for your support and I look forward to you visiting the left coast in the future.
Sincerely, Jim Fisk
Long Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 17:38:58 (EST)
Many thanks for your response Steve. I particularly mentioned "LIBERAL ARTS" because of a superb solo you played on it which I played for my brother. He said, "Wow it sounds like Steely Dan!" I said, "No, Steve Khan brought his fantastic sound to those Dan records." I have particular affection for "LOCAL COLOR" as it was the last music my Bro' and I listened to together before he sadly died. Thanks again and please come to the UK for a gig soon.I know you have a lot of fans here.
Very best wishes,
London, UK - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 07:53:39 (EST)
Steve is the best and I've listened since "TIGHTROPE." "THE BLUE MAN" is a classic LP.
Bear, DE USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 17:06:05 (EST)
Just a note to say how much your playing has influenced me over the years. I loved the work you did with Danny Gottlieb and Mark Egan on "LIBERAL ARTS," the Elements band. I also adore the duo stuff with Rob Mounsey. Kindest regards,
London, UK - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 10:30:10 (EST)
Love your site Steve. Kudos to the Webmaster. BTW, I am a player and teacher of jazz guitar. I still have several of your albums(I'm talkin' vinyl here!). I always loved your playing. Got to play with Larry Coryell, and a few others, but missed you. Learned a lot from listening to you though. Your Martino transcriptions are immortal! Take care and hope to meet-up sometime. All the Best! - Don
Sacramento, CA USA - Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at 21:40:15 (EST)
Hi Steve: I know you produced at least one of Bill Connors' albums. I was wondering if you knew what he has been up to, and if he will be recording and/or playing again soon? I know he hasn't been public in over 10 yrs.!
Scott Bosley (Fusion Maniac)
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 16:56:17 (EST)
Anyway, please come back again w/ Steve Jordan!
Osaka, Japan - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 12:34:05 (EST)
Wow! What a great site. Great info with a good attitude...
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 14:47:45 (EST)
Excellent web site. I first heard Steve on "BLADES"(on CSTE) which I bought 'cause Anthony Jackson was on it. I loved it. I've since lost the CSTE! One thing I find that's unique about Steve is that I never get tired of listening to his music. I love the chords, the melodies, the sound. My faves: "PUBLIC ACCESS" and "CROSSINGS." These are also my favorite recordings of Anthony Jackson(with his Fodera contrabass guitar - what a sound!). Seriously high quality stuff. Everytime I listen to these recordings, I find myself flying over the ocean and landing on another continent. That's how hard my booty's been kicked! Go Steve! Go Rams!
St. Louis, MO USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 00:12:20 (EST)
Love your playing and the work you have done with the Breckers, and Anthony Jackson. Peace!
Andre L. Sterling
Federal Way, WA USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 02:14:06 (EST)
Hey Steve! Just want to say thanks for the inspiration, the greatest tones...and lastly for this cool site! Oh yeah, when can we see you in the S.F. Bay Area?!? You have a small army of fans in San Jose that is anxious to hear you live! Sal
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 11:05:51 (EST)
Hell-o Mr. Khan:
We met about 12 years ago backstage after a Michael Franks concert. I asked you if you remembered a gig you did with Tom Scott back in early 1979 @ Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. To my delight, you did! You remembered the funny hats that everyone put on that night to open the show. I took a couple of photos and you picked one out to keep after the M. Franks show. It was really fun talking with you about that period of time, the snowstorm, etc. My girlfriend at the time was very impressed with how nice you were. She thought you were the consumate gentleman. Are you planning or involved in any tours that might take you through the Minneapolis/St. Paul area again soon? Let me know and we can hook up again. Thanks for the memories!
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN USA - Thursday, December 09, 1999 at 17:38:14 (EST)
Hi Steve, thanks for the lovely music all these years.
Hamad, Bahrain - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 02:44:04 (EST)
Hey Steve: Great site man! Classy guy, classy player... classy site!!
I miss teaching and hangin' with you at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, and do hope our paths cross again soon. All the best, Harry
Yardley, PA USA - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 20:22:24 (EST)
Dear Steve: Long time no speak! Hope all is well. I just wanted to say thanks for the incredible resource you are providing with your website. KHAN'S KORNER has provided me with hours of challenge and enlightenment, and your extensive and thoughtful analyses of the selections are invaluable. While some famous jazz artists are charging their fans $3 to download the head of one of their tunes, you are sharing your knowledge and should be commended. Thanks for everything! Lou
New Haven, CT USA - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 13:09:55 (EST)
Steve: I haven't heard very much about your music, but I'm studying your book dealing with your "CHORD KHANCEPTS," and I have to say that it's full of intelligence and very helpful. Please go on with this!
Milano, Italy - Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 09:38:59 (EST)
Put another log on the website. That's the only way I'll know what's happenin'.
Topanga, CA USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 23:26:22 (EST)
Steve: Where is "ALIVEMUTHERFORYA"? I LOVE that album and your playing is tremendous! I was introduced to jazz by this album and I will never forget hearing it for the first time. I hope I'm not bringing up a sore subject, but "Bahama Mama"?, "Some Punk Funk"?, "On a Magic Carpet Ride"? Please!!! You bake on these tunes and I would love to have it on disc. Thanks for many hours of enjoyment on your many projects.......John King
Mobile, AL USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 23:35:47 (EST)
Hi Steve, I just got your "CHORD KHANCEPTS" book and I'm impressed. I think it should be obligatory to any serious guitarist, along with Mick Goodrick's "THE ADVANCING GUITARIST."
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 19:37:37 (EST)
London, UK - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 18:42:27 (EST)
Hi Steve, I read the reviews on your new CD, "YOU ARE HERE," sounds like winner. I grew up listening to Steely Dan and loved "GAUCHO." I wasn't aware until I got on your site that you were on that album. Take care, Bob Conboy
Oceanside, CA USA - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 16:46:26 (EST)
I find it odd that you list Bill Connors late electric work which I find boring and about as empty and interchangeable with most electric fusion attempts. Why didn't you mention his acoustic "THEME TO THE GAURDIAN" which is much better by far than the overated "MY GOAL'S BEYOND"(Mahavishnu John McLaughlin)album from the same time. Also, haven't you ever heard Pierre Bensusan? I like uniqueness, not herd mentality in my music.
Oakland, CA USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 18:42:38 (EST)
Hi Steve, thanks for a great website and content. Hope your future looks brighter and please don't stop playing!
Arthur A. Madonsela
Johannesburg, South Africa - Monday, October 18, 1999 at 09:14:17 (EDT)
Hi Steve. Thanks for putting together a great site, and thanks for your music over the years. I just got
a copy of "YOU ARE HERE" and it's just wonderful. So far my favorite is "Peanut Soup," and my wife's is
"Clafouti." I can't be the first but I'll say it anyway: it would be great if you were here(in Sydney) for a day or three.
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 18:36:46 (EDT)
Just over from the Steely Dan Guestbook and had to say hello. Your solo work on "GAUCHO," and in particular, "Glamour Profession," is thoroughly inspirational, and not only musically, but inspiration for the mind as well. Just great music! Have you produced another collaborative work with Rob Mounsey in a more acoustic vein? Kindest regards,
Nick (AKA Mr. Chow).
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 22:19:19 (EDT)
This is the best music website I've seen. I hope, I'll see you live in Prague!
Prague, Czech Republic - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 05:20:37 (EDT)
Yo khool, khé pasa? Nice site.
New York, NY USA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 11:50:00 (EDT)
I like your music and it's a pleasure to communicate
with this great player Steve Khan!
Le Bourget, France - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 10:35:47 (EDT)
I just thought I'd write you again and tell you how much I've enjoyed you over the years. Like I wrote you before, I learned of you from guitar players who attended Grambling State University, and who brought tapes and records of yours from Chicago. I am currently working at the university as a guitar and humanities instructor. Professionally, I also play guitar and keyboards in a jazz/r&b band in Shreveport, LA. I hope they sell your next CD down this way. I'd really like to check it out!
Leroy Hawthorne, Jr.
Grambling, LA USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 20:05:02 (EDT)
What do think about Keith Jarrett's "The Köln Concert" Part I,
could you play this on guitar?
And, what about Andy Summers' CD: "Green Chimneys/Music of Thelonious Monk"?
P.S. My e-mail is able and don't forget the "EVIDENCE" CD.
Le Bourget, France - Friday, October 01, 1999 at 09:10:02 (EDT)
What a pleasant surprise! A music related web site that actually has interesting and insightful information about music written by a musician for other musicians! I intend to read through some of the transcriptions this weekend. Thank you for assembling such a thoughtful site. Hope to return in the near future.
New York, NY USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 14:13:33 (EDT)
Steve's fusion masterpiece "ARROWS" is now available on Japanese CD! Check out cdnow to order!
N. Bergen, NJ USA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 17:29:40 (EDT)
"Inner Urge" and "Still Life With Mockingbird" put tears in my eyes. It's the emotion of music.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 11:23:22 (EDT)
My first contact with Steve Khan's music was on a CSTE of "PUBLIC ACCESS"..wonderful fusion music, different from other fusion players, melody only, simply fantastic. I'd like to buy CSTEs of Steve's out-of-print CDs: "EYEWITNESS"; "CASA LOCO"; "EVIDENCE"; "MODERN TIMES"/"BLADES"; and "LOCAL COLOR"..if possible.
Thank you very much.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 07:57:05 (EDT)
Found your site for the first time today. I love it!
Good to see some guestbook comments from fellow Brits - you are obviously guaranteed an appreciative audience at a future London gig. Many thanks for "CONTEMPORARY CHORD KHANCEPTS." I'm working my way through it(VERY slowly).
How about some 'TAB' transcriptions for us 'slow learners?'
Best wishes, Mick O'S
London, UK - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 16:09:37 (EDT)
YO Estíbi, Your site looks better and better everyday. Best wishes from a good friend.
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 01:48:12 (EDT)
Great website! Is it just a rumour or is Manolo Badrena living in London?
London , UK - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 09:42:56 (EDT)
This is what it's all about! Excellent site! And, when are you coming to England?
Farnham, UK - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 17:27:32 (EDT)
When do you come to London? The music scene in here is becoming horrible.
London, UK - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 11:27:19 (EDT)
That's GREAT news about your upcoming gig in N.Y.C. - please come to L.A. soon!
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 16:13:33 (EDT)
RARE STEVE SIGHTING! Steve will be performing as part of the Caribbean Jazz Project at Birdland in New York City on July 28-31! Also, Steve's masterpiece, "ARROWS," is finally available as a MasterSound edition CD from Sony Japan! I love all of Steve's work but could use more of that heavy, New York-style Khan-Fusion!!
N. Bergen, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 15:58:07 (EDT)
I love your site,and thanks for the inspiration!
Plantation, FL USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 16:45:34 (EDT)
I'm a longtime fan and owner of all the LP's from Columbia(which I still play frequently). Antilles, Passport Jazz and Arista Novus. What's the deal on the Ben Sidran release on his label? Any info would be appreciated. Keep on groovin'.
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 18:20:14 (EDT)
Dear Friends: Due to an incredibly
stupid error on my part, I sadly
deleted all the wonderful new entries
to our Guestbook 2. Included amongst
them was a great one from Herbie Hancock.
Please forgive me for this mistake.
Continued best wishes to everyone
who visits the site.
New York City, NY USA - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 09:30:54 (EDT)