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Guestbook archive 11. This archive takes us from January 2010 through December 2010. Return to the current Guestbook here.
Glad to hear you have a new record coming out. If I can help promote it (other than when I buy it) let me know. There are few jazz stations in S. Texas that might play it, and I bet you could fill-up a concert venue in Austin if you go on the road. Have you been to any hockey games this year? It looks like the Rangers might make the playoffs. Take care, and good luck in 2011.
Dave Zahn <zahnda@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, December 31, 2010 at 14:53:32 (EST)
Steve! What fantastic news, I just read the homepage. Can't wait to hear your "PARTING SHOT" during 2011. Sounds like it's going to be another great one. It's wonderful that you and Anthony Jackson have recorded together again, and with Dennis and Manolo too!!! Merry Christmas and the best of everything in the new year.
George Lorenz
Tonopah, NV USA - Friday, December 24, 2010 at 18:02:12 (EDT)
You did mention on your Inside Musicast interview about being inspired to write new material and recording a new disc soon. Can you give us update? I always look forward to new music from you. All the best Steve.
Nick <hockeyandallthatjazz@yahoo.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2010 at 00:19:05 (EST)
Dear Steve Khan, It's unfair to point out one album from your impressive body of work - but that's what I'm gonna do here. 26 years ago, at age 24, I got my first real job as a registrator of records in The Danish Radio Corporation. The first album I registrated on my very own was "CASA LOCO" - it immediately blew my mind, and it's still a treasure in my record collection! It's so very inspired!!!! I've always felt there was/is something magical about it, and reading your commentary about the album on your site confirms this intuition of mine! With thanks, Jan
Jan Nielson <srh-fd@hotmail.com>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 16:49:46 (EDT)
Hey Steve, rumor has it that you just recorded a new CD? True? Like so many of your fans, I hope so. How about posting some details? A few clues would be great!!! A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
Víctor Rendón
Tucumcari, NM USA - Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 17:38:12 (EDT)
Hello Steve, I am a drummer, so I listen to Attention Span Radio, because the music is great. I just heard "What I'm Said" and I just loved it. Wow, what a groove! Thanks, Eric
Eric Ferry <eferry111@yahoo.com>
Raymond, NH - Friday, October 15, 2010 at 14:46:12 (EDT)
Love what you do Steve, inspirational stuff! Don
Don Jackson <don.jackson@v1s0r.co.uk>
Chester, UK - Monday, October 11, 2010 at 06:36:20 (EDT)
Steve, hi. THANX for the wonderful, insightful, informative, and very funny interview on INSIDE MUSICAST. Keep up your beautiful music. 30 years on, your guitar playing and sound is INSPIRATIONAL still. Peace, power & great health to you Always, the Huxtables P.S.: Kudos to MUSICAST'S Rick and Ed.
Neri Peni Iki <huxtable2000@hotmail.com>
Auckland, New Zealand - Friday, October 08, 2010 at 18:25:30 (EDT)
Hi Steve! I was going to leave this message on your Facebook page, but it's been awhile since I was here, so here I am. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your podcast interview on Inside Musicast. I think that it is THE Steve Khan interview that many of us have waited for; very informative, entertaining, touching, and hilarious at times. I really enjoyed it. All the best - Rohn
Rohn Flores
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, October 02, 2010 at 00:19:17 (EDT)
Steve: You are 1,000% correct! When one behaves impulsively and thoughtlessly, the results can be hurtful, and disastrous! I appreciate the things that you write to us at these pages. Wishing you the best of everything for the remainder of 2010, and always! - Terry
Terry Kramer
Castle Rock, CO USA - Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 23:39:39 (EDT)
Steve: It is a pleasure to visit your site. Your taste is exquisite and your knowledge of music deep. I was especially glad to read your analysis of Gabor Szabo's "Spellbinder" solo. I first heard this track many, many years ago as a teenager in the late '60s. It was one of the first albums I bought. The first was Vince Guaraldi's "CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND" that included his variation on music from "BLACK ORPHEUS." Colin Bailey and Monte Budwig, I think, accompanied him. In any case, I found your analysis of "Spellbinder" spot on, and, as always, you helped me to better understand what is taking place in a piece of music I like. Anyway, thank you for your chord and pentatonic books, your tasteful playing, and your gracious willingness to share your knowledge on this site. All the best, Mike
Michael Lavin <ml1952@stanfordalumni.org>
Dubuque, IA USA - Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 13:04:50 (EDT)
!Hola Steve, mi amigo! Been awhile since I added a comment here. Play your CDs todo el tiempo - all the time. Hope all is well with you. Keep playing that beautiful music....
D Adonis <deeroc2001@yahoo.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, August 20, 2010 at 17:34:14 (EDT)
Hello Steve - Haven't posted here for a long time, I hope that you are doing OK, and maybe, you have a new album in the pipeline? I play your CDs in the car during my travels every day - truly great stress therapy!! Best to ya - Sean
P.S. Would be nice to see you on 'Twitter' which is my favoured news medium nowadays - less clutter!!

Sean Hipkiss <newhalen@msn.com>
Birmingham, UK - Sunday, August 08, 2010 at 10:16:50 (EDT)
I found your "BLUE MAN" tuneage on YouTube. I haven't heard it in years. Great stuff, really amazing. Carry on. Hope to catch you in concert sometime. Cheers, Steve
Steve Willison <snag1973@msn.com>
Groveport, OH USA - Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 13:25:30 (EDT)
Steve - Thanks for the great music over the years, and most of all, thank you for supporting us aspiring guitarists. Your transcriptions are very much appreciated!
Brad Smedley <basmedley@aol.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 17:24:32 (EDT)
Hi Steve - Longtime enthusiast here, I recently got my turntable working again so I could spin some LPs of your stuff, great! I have an Ibanez EBL5 pedal case that I'm not currently using, and I'm thinking about selling it if you or one of your fans is interested, please contact me about the pedalboard. As you're aware, it's ideal for traveling, and mine has been all over. Best to you, Jerry
Jerry Sorn <negriljerry@gmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 13:04:50 (EDT)
Hey Steve, Love the pictures you posted in the NEWS section. I wonder why Peter's position is transposed compared to the photo of Lionel? Whatcha been up to lately? Have you been to any Yankee games this year? Looks like the Rays are their only competition in the division this year. Well, enjoy the summer, and I hope you have some new recordings on the way. Take care, Dave Z.
Dave Zahn <dwzahn@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 17:16:20 (EDT)
Happy B-Day! Mine's April 29th, I've loved your playing for years. Also, for your site, for saving my son's behind. Specifically, the Wes Montgomery "Twisted Blues" transcription, as he prepares for his guitar finals @ college! PEACE!
Stuart L. Goosman <stuart.goosman@gmail.com>
Wilton, CT USA - Friday, May 14, 2010 at 14:38:01 (EDT)
Steve: A day late, and a dollar short! Sorry that I missed your birthday yesterday. But, here I am now: "Happy Birthday!" - Clint
Clinton Valcour
Lake Charles, LA USA - Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 09:39:22 (EDT)
¡¡Hola Steve!! ¡¡Feliz cumpleaños!! Que pases un gran día, y una gran semana, y un gran año. Desde el otro lado del Océano te recordamos y te sentimos como si estuvieras aquí al lado aunque nos separen miles de kilómetros. Un abrazo
Felipe Díaz <fdiaz@die.ulpgc.es>
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 13:09:21 (EDT)
Dear Steve, How have you been these days? I got married in February, and we'll go to Italy for our honeymoon in May. I would like to send my message for your very Special Day... Happy Birthday!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful birthday with good wine. Juri
Juri Mimoto
Yokohama, Japan - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:53:19 (EDT)
Un abrazo en este día tan especial, cuando lo celebraremos en familia. Que tengas un día muy feliz! Camilo y Helda
Camilo Ávila Dupont
Bogotá, Colombia - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:18:02 (EDT)
OK, I'll join the masses here in wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Steve! Enjoy the great day, knowing so many of us think that the world is a better place because you're in it! - Mitch
Mitch Haupers
Boston, MA - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 09:54:12 (EDT)
Feliz Aniversário!!! Desejo um dia de ritmos e gingados... Alegria, beleza e Transformação! Parabéns! Valéria
Valéria Alencar
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 09:28:33 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, man! May it be filled with laughter and great inspiration! - Stew
Stewart McKinsey
Forest Fall, CA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 09:10:03 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Steve, thinking of you all day today. Olga
Olga Cecilia López
Medellín, Colombia - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 07:05:37 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Steve!!! Wishing you the very best of everything! Hoping to hear something new from you soon!!! Your pal, Walt
Walter White
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 06:29:10 (EDT)
Hello Steve! I wrote to you about 30 years ago; offering to do cover art for an album. You wrote back and thanked me for the offer, but stayed with Jean-Michel Folon. "THE BLUE MAN" was out at the time. I'm finally getting around to recording my old albums onto my computer to make MP3 files, and came across your old albums, so I thought I would check the web to see what you have been up to. I'll have to give your recent stuff a listen (my tastes in jazz are probably more in line with your newer stuff than your older stuff). I lived down the street from Bruce Saunders growing-up; have you run across him over the years?
Steve Knowles <beacon1b@yahoo.com>
Beacon, NY USA - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 03:28:10 (EDT)
Hey Steve, Love your music, and your books! Thanks for passing on your knowledge. Cheers, Paddy
Paddy Cautela <pcautela@gmail.com>
Brisbane, Qld. Australia - Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 04:20:10 (EST)
HI STEVE! "SAUDADES" MY FRIEND. YOUR MUSIC IS SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE! BEST WISHES, I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND!
Wagner de Sousa <mmowglinetjp@yahoo.com.br>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at 08:26:27 (EST)
So sorry that I had not heard of you before, but I just got the "TIGHTROPE" LP, and it is GREAT! I will be looking for more of your music. Sincerely, David Smith
David Charles Smith <csdavesmith@hotmail.com>
Canal Fulton, Ohio USA - Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 01:13:36 (EST)
Hi Steve! I was looking up the song "The Breeze and I" because I can't get it out of my head, and I hadn't bothered to load it into iTunes - lazy, but lucky break, it brought me to your website, and a Pat Martino transcription with your commentary. Your judgment is spot-on regarding its tastefulness and art. Looking forward to catching you next time you come around.
Chuck Sanders <chucksand@msn.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 20:09:31 (EST)
Great site featuring some truly inspiring transcriptions and solo-analysis. And thank you Steve for replying to my questions/emails, much appreciated!!
Paul Seaman <paulseaman1@hotmail.com>
Wallasey, Wirral UK - Friday, January 08, 2010 at 23:22:50 (EST)
I just purchased "THE SUITCASE"- OMG, this recording is incredible! Some of the best chord melody/solo stuff I've ever heard. Dennis Chambers plays amazingly. Anthony Jackson's Intro on the title cut is one of the most inventive bass solos ever. I know it's been out for over a year now, but my wallet went on a diet last year. Congratulations on a great release! Any more recordings with this group in the future?
Robert Jiles <cube280@yahoo.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at 21:15:44 (EST)