Steps (Brecker/Gadd/Gomez/Manieri/Watanabe) - Live Under The Sky - CD
In 1978 five of America's finest jazz musicians - Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, 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 at Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo on December 6th 1980, broadcast by NHK-FM, 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.
1. Young And Fine / 2. I'm Sorry / 3. Sara's Touch