by Steps AheadSteps Ahead


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This CD from the part-time fusion band Steps Ahead is probably most notable for introducing the fine keyboardist Rachel Z. Also in the group at the time were leader Mike Mainieri on MIDI vibraharp and synclavier, saxophonist Bendik, bassist Jeff Andrews and drummer Steve Smith. Put out by Mainieri's NYC label, this mostly high-powered performance consists of group originals, generally by Mainieri and Bendik. Unlike other Steps Ahead records, there are quite a few guests on various tracks including guitarists Steve Khan, Wayne Krantz, Jimi Tunnell and Chuck Loeb, electric bassist Victor Bailey and tenorman Rick Margitza. The music has spirit and drive, although nothing all that memorable occurs; the band lacked a lead voice on the same level as their alumnus Michael Brecker.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/1992
Label: Nyc (New York City)
UPC: 0750507600127
catalogNumber: 6001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steps Ahead   Primary Artist
Victor Bailey   Electric Bass
Steve Khan   Electric Guitar
Wayne Krantz   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Smith   Drums
Bendik   Saxophone,Vibes
Jimi Tunnell   Electric Guitar
Rachel Z   Synthesizer,Piano
Jeff Andrews   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Miles Bould   Percussion
Dean Brown   Electric Guitar
Chuck Loeb   Rhythm Guitar
Mike Mainieri   Percussion,scratching,Synclavier
Rick Margitza   Tenor Saxophone
George Whitty   Synthesizer
Bruce Martin   Synthesizer,Percussion
Alan Thompson   Bass
Spencer Cozens   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Yin-Yang   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bendik   Composer
Todd A. Gerard   Engineer
Mike Mainieri   Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Max Risenhoover   Engineer
Nick Robbins   Engineer
Spencer Cozens   Composer
Alexej Werschbizkij   Art Direction
Sally Walker   Cover Design
R. Skar   Composer
Todd A. Gerard   Engineer
R. Nicolazzo   Composer

Customer Reviews

Yin-Yang 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My personal favorite album of all-time. Music that soothes the soul and challenges the mind.