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Steps Ahead

Band, *1979 US
A.k.a. Steps (3)

Steps Ahead (originally known as simply Steps - see Steps (3)) is a jazz-fusion group and the brainchild of vibraphonist Mike Mainieri. According to the liner notes of "Steps Ahead", the group's 1983 debut album (for worldwide release), 'Steps began as a part-time venture in 1979 at Seventh Avenue South, New York City nightclub.' Group members, 1989: Mike Mainieri, Bendik Hofseth, Steve Khan, Tony Levin, Steve Smith (5).

PortraitEliane Elias
p, voc *1960 BR
PortraitMichael Brecker
ts 1949-2007 US
PortraitBob Berg
ts, ss, sax 1951-2002 US
PortraitMike Mainieri
vib *1938 US
PortraitSteve Khan
g *1947 US
PortraitTony Levin
b, bvoc *1946 US
PortraitPeter Erskine
dr *1954 US
PortraitDon Grolnick
p, key 1948-1996 US
PortraitDarryl Jones
b, eb *1961 US
PortraitJames Genus
b *1966 US
PortraitEddie Gomez
b *1944 PR
PortraitMike Stern
g *1953 US
PortraitMarc Johnson
b *1953 US
PortraitChuck Loeb
g *1955 US
PortraitSteve Smith
dr *1954 US
PortraitVictor Bailey
b *1960 US
PortraitReggie Washington
b, eb *1962 US
PortraitMichael Cain
p *1966 US
PortraitRachel Z
p, key, syn *1962 US
PortraitWarren Bernhardt
p, key *1938 US
PortraitBendik Hofseth
sax, key *1962 NO
PortraitJeff Andrews
eb, b US
PortraitBill Evans
sax, ts, ss *1958 US
PortraitClarence Penn
dr *1968 US
PortraitDonny McCaslin
ts *1966 US
PortraitTom Kennedy
b, eb *1960 US
Popular Tracks   
Magnetic Love (Reprise) on Magnetic by Steps Ahead
Trains on Magnetic by Steps Ahead
In a Sentimental Mood on Magnetic by Steps Ahead
Pools on Steps Ahead by Steps Ahead
Skyward Bound on Steps Ahead by Steps Ahead
Islands on Steps Ahead by Steps Ahead
Self Portrait on Modern Times by Steps Ahead
Safari on Modern Times by Steps Ahead
Oops on Modern Times by Steps Ahead
Beirut on Magnetic by Steps Ahead

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Step By StepSteps Ahead2018Album
Steppin' OutSteps Ahead − Mike Mainieri, Bill Evans, Chuck Loeb, Tom Kennedy, Steve Smith, WDR Big Band Köln Arranged & Conducted By Michael Abene2016Album
At Mount Fuji Jazz FestivalSteps Ahead2008Album
Copenhagen LiveSteps Ahead2003Album
RIT Special (Lee Ritenour Llve) / Steps Ahead (Live in Tokyo)Lee Ritenour, Steps Ahead2003Album
In EuropeSteps Ahead2002Album
Holding Together (Live In Europe 1999)Steps Ahead − Mike Mainieri, Bob Berg, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine2002Album
VibeSteps Ahead1995Album
A-005Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead / Loud Jazz Band / Alek Korecki Quartet1994Album
Live In Tokyo 1986Steps Ahead1994Album
Yin-YangSteps Ahead1992Album
PraiseSteps Ahead1992Single
Get It (The Rap Remix)Steps Ahead1990Album
N.Y.C.Steps Ahead1989Album
Trains / Magnetic Love / All The Tea In ChinaSteps Ahead1986Album
MagneticSteps Ahead1986Album
Live Tokyo 86Steps Ahead − Michael Brecker • Mike Mainieri • Darryl Jones • Mike Stern • Steve Smith1986Album
Modern TimesSteps Ahead − Michael Brecker, Warren Bernhardt, Peter Erskine, Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri1984Album
Radio-ActiveSteps Ahead1984Album
Steps AheadSteps Ahead1983Album
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