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Steps Ahead


Download links and information about Steps Ahead by Steps Ahead. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 46:38 minutes.

Artist: Steps Ahead
Release date: 1983
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 7
Duration: 46:38
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No. Title Length
1. Pools 11:15
2. Islands 6:24
3. Loxodrome 5:26
4. Both Sides of the Coin 6:10
5. Skyward Bound 4:03
6. Northern Cross 5:49
7. Trio (An Improvisation) 7:31



The debut domestic recording by Steps Ahead (following three sets only released in Japan) features the 1982 version of the group: vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, pianist Eliane Elias (a young unknown at the time), bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Peter Erskine. The music is essentially high-quality funky fusion, with Brecker typically blowing up a storm, Mainieri often playing the synthivibe, and Elias showing some early individuality. Best known among the seven originals are Don Grolnick's "Pools" and Mainieri's "Islands." The inventive but pretty accessible set concludes with "Trio," a fairly free improvisation featuring Brecker, Gomez, and Mainieri.