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Steve, Thought you'd like to know that I've been reading this
book called "THE GUITAR IN JAZZ" edited by James Sallis...an
anthology, and Joe Pass gave you a nice little mention when
he was asked "Are there any younger players who impress you?"
and he replied: Steve Khan and, he also mentioned Larry Coryell,
Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, and Philip Catherine. I was
so pleased he mentioned your name. Just thought you'd like to
know. All the best. Tony.
Morwell, Vic. Australia - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 04:08:44
Hola Steve: Just purchased the new CJP CD, expecting to find
you there. What a disappointment! Gone is your guitar, gone are
your tunes, gone is the air and the space. Gone was something
original. When the first track came on, I thought I was listening
to Spyro Gyra. Looking forward to your next project and the new
book! P.S. The site is simply the best!!!
Hialeah, FL USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 18:51:59 (EDT)
Steve!!! Just wanted to tell you how much your Eyewitness recordings
have always been very special and inspiring to me!! It took much
courage and conviction to put these out in an era where innovation
and spontaneity were considered suspect. So funny, I did a CD
recently of my own("TALES FROM THE INFLATABLE FOREST") and I listened
back to the beginning of one track in particular, and it hit me
how much your guitar style influenced me on the chordal end. It
made me want to find those '80s vintage Eyewitness albums on CD.
Are ANY of them available in this form I wonder? My fave is actually
"MODERN TIMES"/"BLADES" along with the first one! That was sucha
breath of fresh air for me to hear lots of open space and freedom,
yet done so musically! I second the opinion of Anthony Jackson's
bass work and musicality being sheer genius! Steve Jordan and
Manolo were also perfect players for your music! Keep up the great
work Steve!! You have a fan for life!!
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 11:52:01 (EDT)
Steve, my man... 1) Will you ever come out with an instructional
video/DVD. 2) Will you ever do another Nat'l Guitar Summer Workshop
session? 3) Will we ever get a sneak peek at an actual "PENTATONIC
KHANCEPTS" page OR sound byte? One Love, L D Adonis
L D Adonis
Pitman, NJ USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 15:28:58 (EDT)
Hey Steve: Thanks so much for writing back, and for answering
my questions. It's great to know that the CONTACT STEVE page is
working again. Anxiously awaiting the new book!!!
Hangman's Gulch, OK USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:34:21 (EDT)
It's late night now down here, and I'm exhausted after a work
week, however I couldn't help but to browse almost the entire
site. The content reflects the kind of person you are: Wonderful!!
Irapuato, Mexico - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 01:29:27 (EDT)
I've been a closet Steve Khan fan for years. Someone turned
me on to "THE BLUE MAN" in college, and I pick-up titles whenever
I see them. But I find it curious that no one I know even knows
who you are, so I enjoy your music in relative obscurity. My brother
and I have followed Pat Metheny for years and get to see him every
so often. We just caught a pretty terrific set in Austin a month
ago, which triggered me to look for this site, hoping to see if
you travel at all, and if so, anywhere near New Orleans. We're
in the middle of the "Jazz and Heritage Festival" right now. It
started last weekend and continues Thursday thru Sunday. Would
love to see you play here! I don't see anything about travels
here on the website. Please inform me if you ever tour. Thanks
for all the listening. "CASA LOCO" is a favorite!
New Orleans, LA USA - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:21:27 (EDT)
Right on Steve: "Daily Bulls" are for me!!! I was hoping that
you would someday share this great tune at KHAN'S KORNER 2. Thanks
so much to you and Blaine for this incredible site. How about
Last Chance, CO USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 06:40:52 (EDT)
Congratulations Steve: ¡Venezuela recupero su libertad.....Chávez
renunció! Venezuela regains its freedom as Chávez
resigns! Our prayers are with all the good people of Venezuela.
Rafael Abreu Matos
Miami, FL USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 04:47:02 (EDT)
Dear Steve: "EVIDENCE" is one of my favorite recordings, is
there a way to still find a CD copy? Thanks for continuing to
supply us with the 'clear evidence' that you are one of our great
players. KHAN'S KORNER 1 & 2 are the best pages on the web.
Socorro, NM USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 08:14:07 (EDT)
Hey Steve, I'm looking forward to your Pentatonic book. The
chord book had some very interesting and applicable ideas in it.
And thanks for the tip on the DCF-10, I picked one up on eBay
for cat food money. It doesn't make my guitar sound like Larry
Young, but there seems to be this Steve Khan thing going on...
Huntington, NY USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 18:54:17 (EST)
Steve: Thanks for the great additions to KORNER 2. The "BLUE
MAN" LP story is amazing, and very funny!
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 10:19:52 (EST)
"LET'S CALL THIS" and "HEADLINE" are two of my heavy rotation
CDs. A few years ago, I first read you mentioning Larry Young's
"UNITY" album and I picked it up. It remains one of my favorite
CDs. I have had your "CHORD KHANCEPTS" since it came out and still
work out of it often, in fact just last evening. I recommend it
to everyone. Can't wait 'til your new book comes out.
Milford, CT USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 09:17:39 (EST)
Steve: We would love to see you play here in London. Come and
spend a hot summer touring Europe.....you'd love it, and so would
we all. "GOT MY MENTAL" sounds amazing in my car.
London, U.K. - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 17:47:26 (EST)
Steve: Thanks for the info on the CD's. I really am enjoying
them and will keep looking for more. Hope to see you at the Meadowbrook
or Detroit/Montreux Jazz Festival sometime. CC
Lake Orion, MI USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 12:02:55 (EST)
What a great, fun site you have. I still remember your spot
on the "LETTERMAN SHOW" when you sat and talked about your Bar-Mitzvah;
and I ALWAYS loved seeing your dear dad on TV playing and kibbitzing,
even when i was a little boy. I had the foresight to see: here
was a great dad who loved his work and was just a funny guy. "EVIDENCE"
is the only album of yours I have, but I have listened to it for
years, and it is a great bit of music for my photography sessions.
Studio City, CA USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 00:55:27 (EST)
HI Steve... Great site, well designed, simple and elegant.
Good job. BTW there is a bakery chain in S. Florida called "Don
Pan," that makes great Venezuelan campesino bread. The owner is
my friend, I'd be glad to send you a sample. Regards.
Hector R. Betancourt
Boca Raton, FL USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 08:40:16 (EST)
Hi Steve: Thanks for your completely innovative "CHORD KHANCEPTS."
I look forward to "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS." Keep up the magnificent
work and let me know if you'll be passing through Stockholm, Sweden
anytime soon. Kind regards, Danilo
Stockholm, Sweden - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 09:52:29 (EST)
Oh yeah! Your site is about the best artist website I've visited.
Very personal. Very hands on. Very cool! Keep it up! Peace, Chris
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 16:31:35
Steve Khan is a superb guitarist, teacher, and humanitarian.
I still listen to my "TIGHTROPE" LP regularly. The Eyewitness
albums are also constantly on my turntable as is the Novus release,
"EVIDENCE." Steve is what I call a 'linear' player versus a 'circular'
player. What I mean is, he plays where his heart takes him, versus
playing tried and true licks or phrases like so many guitarists
today. This tendency keeps his music so dynamic. I also love his
"presence" as a musician. I can always hear Steve in a mix whether
it is a pop record, or whatever. Yet, he never upstages the frontperson.
This is a gift. Steve, do more gigs in your original hometown,
would you please? Thanks! Chris
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 16:27:12
Hey Tunk: I've never taken the time to look carefully over
your website and it's absolutely gorgeous! Just wanted all your
well-wishers to know how proud of my uncle I am for all of his
accomplishments(not the least of which, his stunning taste in
graphic design!). See you in the Springtime...I love you, xoxo
Northampton, MA USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 21:35:40 (EST)
Hi Steve: Many thanks for your wonderful site - I've long admired
your music making; now I find there is even more to admire about
your extremely generous outlook, so much in evidence here. I wanted
to thank you in particular for "CHORD KHANCEPTS" which is a very
inspirational, well thought out, and again, generous book. Although
you cover a lot of advanced ground, it all makes perfect sense
the way you've presented it, and more importantly, makes me want
to grab my guitar and study/play(Why do virtually no books seem
to discuss 'rhythm' guitar?? Not sexy enough? It certainly is
the way you play it and teach it!). Can't wait to see your book
on pentatonics. Thanks again - do us a favour and let us all know
when you'll be over to Paris or London - soon I hope!
Paris, France - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 18:55:02 (EST)
Very cool site...and to think--I thought you were in it for
the money! Looking it over, I saw a soul in love with creative
music/I fell in love w/music again(1st time since 4:12 pm). Gotta
try your Ibanez pedal. Wabout J-Hall@"The Bridge"? & Early '70's
"Clube da Esquina" Milton Nascimento's gotta put him on the g-player
list/no? And "Paris Sessions"(Art Ens.of Chi-town) rocks! I love
Redlands, CA USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 23:46:06 (EST)
Nice to talk to you the other night Steve. The Tom Lehrer song
title dilemma has been solved. Thanks for your help. I look forward
to hearing some of your material. Jon Morgan
Olympia, WA USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 13:11:01 (EST)
Very nice page! I really like the music on those Steve Khan
records I own..."CASA LOCO"; "HEADLINE"; and, "CROSSINGS." I used
to play "Uncle Roy" from "CASA LOCO" a lot during my studies.
Hamburg, Germany - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 16:27:45 (EST)
Steve: I just bought "LET'S CALL THIS" @ a used CD store..great
album!!! Nice lush, sensual chord work. Did you use a doubling
chorus on that album and a '335'? I can hear the "CHORD KHANCEPTS"
as I listened to the CD. The Wayne Shorter piece is a real treat.
Pitman, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 22:13:57 (EST)
Estibi: Felicidades y Prospero Año Nuevo....Well, it's
2002! Do you have a date for "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS" and, when
we can expect it?? Muchas gracias!
L.D. Adonis AKA Cochise
Pitman, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 22:58:42 (EST)
Hey Steve, Just got your book "CONTEMPORARY CHORD KHANCEPTS."
It has many things I've wanted to learn for many years. Thanks
for putting forth the time, effort, and discipline to share your
knowledge. I'm looking forward to visting your website often.
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 16:57:59
Hey Steve: Greetings and Happy New Year from Baltimore. I was
wondering if you ever gave any thought to doing a CD with Trilok
Gurtu. That would be quite a piece! Will you ever be back in Baltimore
anytime soon? Baltimore never gets any artists like yourself.
I guess it's because we're between Philly and DC, who knows? Just
the same, I love your work. I love playing guitar along with your
CDs. I've learned so much from you. Keep up the great work! Sincerely,
Baltimore , MD USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 15:22:29 (EST)
Steve: All the best to you, your loved ones, and all the people
who visit your site and are inspired by your playing and contributions
to the guitar, and music in general, for a safe, happy and Merry
Christmas, and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
Morwell, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 06:27:09
Dear Steve: I don't know if he ever got to hear it, but your
incredible medley of "Within You Without You"/"Blue Jay Way" would
have made George Harrison very, VERY proud of his special contributions
to the music of the Beatles. Thank you for reminding us of this
in your own unique way. Congratulations to your bandmates on that
track too: Marc Johnson; Peter Erskine; and Nana Vasconcelos!
And to NYC Records and Mike Mainieri for making it happen. Is
it still available?
Carson, CA USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 14:41:49 (EST)
Stevie: Jasons rule! Haven't heard from you since the Uni days.
My son-in-law tells me he has written to you. You are his favorite
artist, and one day he mentioned your name. I wondered if it was
the same Stevie in the Sovereigns at Uni High and Mike wrote to
you. Yep! Same guy. So how the hell are you? Have you heard from
Horvitz or Freddie? Anyway, just a note to say, 'Hi!' Let me know
if you're ever in the Pebble Beach or San Francisco area and let's
get together. Congratulations on being my son-in-law's idol. He's
a very particular drummer. Bob Keller
Robert Keller, MD
Pacific Grove, CA USA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 20:23:50
Hi Steve! Thanks for the kind words regarding my latest solo
CD "LOOK." Your brilliant recordings, combined with the benefits
I received through your private teachings, have been a true inspiration!
Stamford, CT USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 02:00:06 (EST)
Dear Steve: I am a marimba player in Phoenix and play in an
island trio(marimba, steel drums and mallet kat). All three of
us listen to the CJP admittedly for the mallet percussion element.
However, on the "NEW HORIZONS" recording, I was drawn to your
compositions at the very first listening, and we have decided
to cover a few of them in our book. We are always looking for
challenging, creative material to do and you have definitely provided
that with your compositions. Many thanks, and if you and the CJP
are ever in Phoenix, look us up. Thanks again!!!!!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 17:00:39 (EST)
I really enjoyed the album "TWO FOR THE ROAD," where can I
find it? Your website looks very nice.
Merrick, NY USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 23:46:36 (EST)
Steve: Just picked up my 2nd copy of "CHORD KHANCEPTS" from
my local music store. The 1st copy was lost on a traveling gig.
I went through withdrawal for 4 weeks!! Luckily I remembered a
lot of the guide tone/3 & 4-note voicings, and pedal tone vamps.
As soon as I got home, I went through most of the book again.
THROW AWAY ALL THOSE USELESS CHORD DICTIONARIES, CHARTS AND GUIDES!!!
This is THE book to own. If you REALLY want to sound unique/different
from the rest of the pack....play these chords w/ an acoustic-electric
through an acoustic amp, w/ the reverb on 4, and the chorus on
6. Awesome tone, bell like sound and the chords ring out.
Pitman, NJ USA - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 18:04:04 (EDT)
Hi Steve! I thought you'd like to know that, here in Melbourne,
Australia, there is a young band by the name of THE GRAND SILENT
SYSTEM, and they're doing some pretty cool things and mention
your name a lot. The lead guitarist is a big fan of yours. In
fact, I noticed a little while ago that your name gets a few mentions
in their web site's guestbook which is www.thegrandsilentsystem.com.
Great to see that you are an inspiration to such an original young
band which is gaining so much respect in the music world here.
Thought you'd like to know that.
Melbourne, Vic. Australia - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 08:28:33
Dear Steve....really cool site!!!!
Sherman Oaks, CA USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 18:00:37
Steve: Have you ever considered having a question and answer
page? Would love to read your comments or responses to some of
the questions. Love your playing and I admire your highly developed
skills, in all areas....transcribing, analysis, improvising, composing,
Anywhere, USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 04:17:58 (EDT)
Estibi: I can't wait for "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS" to come out.
Give a little synopsis of what to expect. Will it include some
chordal ideas a la "CHORD KHANCEPTS" as well as improvising single
note lines and dominant pentatonic phrasing? Inquiring minds want
Pitman, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 23:19:03 (EDT)
Steve: KHAN'S KORNER is the best source of musical information
on the net! Thanks for sharing so much with us. Hoping we get
to hear you in Boston soon!
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 20:11:13 (EDT)
Steve: I just wanted to tell you how great it was working with
you and the CJP in Aruba. I have worked with many artists in my
20 years in the industry and you have to have been one of the
most humble, gracious, and, please not to let me forget, magnificent
musicians of our time. I hope your stay in Aruba was well worth
the trip and, I also hope to have the opportunity to work with
you again. ENCHALA
Karl Ashley Welch
Campbell, CA USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 16:40:48 (EDT)
Hi Steve: Hope all is well with you and your family. I just
wanted to let you know that jazz radio station, KLON, which serves
the Los Angeles area, today played a cut from your "HEADLINE"
recording. One reason I mention this is that this station plays
it pretty close to the vest, and they don't play many 'modern'
sounding artists. It was quite refreshing! I immediately recognized
that it was you...how fortunate you are to have your own "voice."
Best wishes, and I look forward to another West Coast trip whenever
you decide to come out again. Sincerely, Jim Fisk
Long Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:57:09 (EDT)
Hola amigo. I really enjoyed the CJP concert as well as sharing
your company and that of our mutual friends and musicians. I will
be posting some pics soon for everyone to see. Make a note of
my e-mail addy and drop me a note please. Warmest regards to all...
Adrian Da Silva
St. Pete Beach, FL USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 22:21:52 (EDT)
Steve - I'm the guy from North Carolina! We corresponded a
few months ago. I've grown up listening to your music and can't
wait to hear something new. Take care. Mark T.
Mark F. Turner
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 16:50:35 (EDT)
Just heard "A Jazz Portrait of Brian Wilson" and loved your
guitar playing on "Don't Worry Baby". Keep up the great work!
USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 12:32:47 (EDT)
Steve: What an awesome site dude! Saw the May issue of "DOWN
BEAT" with the transcription of your solo on "Sierra Madre" and
went right out and bought the CD. All I can say is that the solo
totally kills! Right on!
Mackattack, MT USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 22:38:05 (EDT)
Hi Steve: I have a large collection of live fusion on CD-R.
E-mail me for a complete list.
Frankston, Vic., Australia - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 04:51:38
Steve: I have been listening to the new CJP record, "PARAÍSO"
and especially your song, "¡CÁ-NI-MO!" Your playing
on this is nothing short of phenomenal. The record is wonderful.
Keep the music coming, I can't seem to get enough! - Larry
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 13:40:17 (EDT)
Steve: I take guitar lessons from a friend of yours, Bill Hart.
Bill turned me on to your music and I love the chord melodies
that you use in your tunes. I understand that you may be releasing
a new CD soon. I can't wait to hear it...Brian
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 12:46:51 (EDT)
Yo Steve, where you at?
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 14:17:51 (EDT)
HAPPY EASTER to you and your loved ones. Thanks for all you
continue to do for this great instrument "THE GUITAR". Tony Calabro.
Morwell, Australia - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 06:49:10 (EDT)
Dear Steve & Blaine: The new NED SHAW pages are incredible!
Thanks so much for making this wondrous website so diverse. Great
Taos, NM USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 10:01:49 (EST)
Steve, you should listen to Danny Gatton. He was incredible,
played almost any style, jazz, country, rock, blues, rockabilly.
I think you would really like his "HOT ROD GUITAR ANTHOLOGY" CD.
Or, look for the all jazz, hard to find, "NEW YORK STORIES" CD.
I think you'd really like him.
Hagerstown, MD USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 18:07:08 (EST)
Hey, I'm reluctant to admit I just found this great web site.
Fortunately, a friend clued me in on your music way back when!
Have most of your recordings on vinyl which keeps the turntable
from gathering dust. Hope all is well with you, but I have one
question...Where's Mumphrey? Spring Training perhaps?
Fort Lewis, WA USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 02:18:29 (EST)
Hi, Greetings from Finland.
Tampere, FINLAND - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 12:04:14 (EST)
Great work with Caribbean Jazz Project, Steve. Love that Khan's
Korner, too. When will your band be playing in Texas?
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 11:54:10 (EST)
Great to see you flourishing. John (think Westwood Village,
ca. 1970) would have loved this. Someday I'll ransom the bright
green "DK and the Cavities" business card I've got--for what,
I'm not sure.
USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 11:07:52 (EST)
Nice webpage you have here! Please feel WELCOME to visit my
Reykjavik, ICELAND - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 20:37:53 (EST)
Steve, I can hear hundreds of times in a month such playing
as on "Melancholee" and "All or Nothing at All." No doubt harmony
and improvisation are inseparable. I like your "HEADLINE" because
of the alternating trio and quartet concept and with such excellent
and well known musicians. Also your Monk versions, especially
"Think of One." Waitin' for more jazz after "GOT MY MENTAL." Hope
something comes up soon. Good luck and thanks for your great music.
Jose J. Coz
Guadalajara, Mexico - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 14:54:47
Steve, I love your playing. Your lines are modern and interesting.
You also get a wonderful guitar sound on records. What equipment
do you use? Effects? Will you appearing in the N.Y.C. area this
year? I hope so. Would look forward to hearing your music in person.
Take care and keep up the great playing. Your fellow guitarist,
Belleville, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 01:45:36 (EST)
Hi Steve. Hope you are well. Thanx for giving me the most original
"Khancepts," helping to invigorate my playing and composing. I
dug your book and, your albums are inspirational! When will you
be in the UK? Are there any plans to re-release "EYEWITNESS";
"BLADES"/"MODERN TIMES"; and "CASA LOCO"? Also, I would like to
get in touch with Anthony Jackson, as I plan to create an Anthony
Jackson website and I'm also preparing to write a thesis on his
contribution to the development of the bass guitar. Feel free
to give him my e-mail address. Thanx for your help and time. Reed
Birmingham, UK - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 14:57:49 (EST)
Steve: Did you see Andy Summers' comments in the "Before &
After" column from February's issue of "JAZZTIMES" where they
played "Monk's Dream" from your brilliant "EVIDENCE" recording
for him? High, high praise, and no one could deserve it more!
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 20:38:08 (EST)
Estibi: Will you ever come out w/ a book about soloing/improvising
and linear playing from your unique chordal perspective?? I am
curious as to how you move up and down the fretboard. Gracias,
L. D. Adonis
Pitman, NJ USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 19:06:02 (EST)