Michael Brecker/Steve Gadd/Eddie Gomez/Don Grolnick/Mike Mainieri/Kazumi Watanabe - Live Under The Sky '80 - 180g Black Vinyl LP
In 1978 five of America's finest jazz musicians, Michael Brecker, Mike Manieri, Don Grolnick, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd, decided to take a break from their lucrative session careers and do the thing they loved best. The result was Steps, an acoustic jazz supergroup in the time of fusion supergroups. Now legendary the ensemble offered melodic jazz with cutting edge solos and a rhythm section like no other. For this performance they were joined by the astonishing Japanese guitarist Kazumi Watanabe. Already a well-known figure at home and soon to be touring under his own name and guesting with The Brecker Brothers band and Jaco Pastorius’ Word of Mouth ensemble.
Performed at Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo on December 6th 1980, broadcast by NHK-FM. Pressed on 180g Black Vinyl and presented in a gatefold sleeve sealed with Japanese obi strip. With extensive liner notes and archival photos.
Michael Brecker - tenor sax; Don Grolnick - piano; Mike Mainieri - vibes; Eddie Gomez - bass; Steve Gadd - drums; Special guest Kazumi Watanabe - guitar
Track listing: Side 1: Tee Bag. Side 2: 1. I'm Sorry / 2. Sara's Touch