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Hello Steve. Thanks for such a great site! I really love the transcriptions along with the audio! Beautiful! You've inspired me to start transcribing again! Much appreciated! JF
Chandler, AZ USA - Friday, December 16, 2011 at 22:39:00 (EST)
Steve, I don't understand how these things work, but I was very disappointed to read that "PARTING SHOT" did not receive a nomination for a Grammy this year. Months ago, I had read about the category consolidations, and the elimination of many important instrumental music categories, Jazz and otherwise, but now I see how this has affected a great recording like yours. I know that artists do not make albums to win awards, but it would certainly be nice to have such brilliant work recognized by your own industry. To me, there is no question that your album was one of the best of 2011. Thank you for making such a unique album! - Josh
Lake Charles, LA USA - Friday, December 09, 2011 at 23:05:14 (EST)
Steve, just thinking about those nights at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach listening to Wes Montgomery, Mose Allison, and others back in the 1960s. I was proud to be your friend then, and I'm happy for you now. Congrats on your wonderful life.
Camarillo, CA USA - Monday, November 21, 2011 at 00:48:58 (EST)
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful music! I have recently bought "THE SUITCASE" through iTunes. It is an amazing recording. I read your comments on this release in your Discography, and they are spot on. Anthony and Dennis are amazing. Also, thanks for producing the Bill Connors release "STEP IT." I look forward to hearing your newer releases.
Concord, NC USA - Monday, November 14, 2011 at 08:35:22 (EST)
Hi Steve! I really like your playing!! Are you coming to Finland someday?
Helsinki, Finland - Wednesday, November 02, 2011 at 09:14:51 (EDT)
Querido Steve, me encanta "PARTING SHOT"! Sobre todo escucharte cantar en Zancudoville. Wow! Qué bien suena tu voz! Gracias por hacer tan buena música. Como dice Mary, "Eres el mejor!" Espero verte pronto... Dios quiera que así sea! Te quiero siempre....Cari
Zancudoville, Venezuela - Monday, October 31, 2011 at 01:36:54 (EDT)
You are the best!!!!! Mucha suerte amigo Stifi!!!!! Besos, Mary
Maria Antonieta Otamendi
Oleiros, La Coruña Spain - Friday, October 21, 2011 at 07:44:24 (EDT)
I am practicing along with the play-alongs included in "Contemporary Chord Khancepts" this afternoon. Thanks for including such great practice examples! My vocabulary is bigger right away. Plus, the ability to build more interesting voincings under a melody. Can't thank you enough, Steve.
Winnetka, CA USA - Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 16:19:55 (EDT)
Congratulations on your new (May) recording. I am really enjoying it. Thanks for keeping this type of music alive. Take care and be well!!!
Millville, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 02:12:07 (EDT)
Steve: Maybe the best thing for the Yankees would have been if Granderson doesn't make that catch in the 1st inning, Burnett is removed by Girardi, and then, A.J. gets the blame for everything! How about that? Oh well, by the way, "PARTING SHOT" is without question one of the best recordings of the year!!! Congratulations!
Bronx, NY USA - Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 02:18:47 (EDT)
Milano, Italy - Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 05:17:57 (EDT)
Hello Steve, Congratulations for your new CD. I wish I could listen to it. Un abrazo, Olga
Medellín, Colombia - Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 09:27:35 (EDT)
Hi Steve, thanks again for the nice FB message yesterday and most of all thanks for all the great music through the years! - Kaspar
New York, NY USA - Monday, September 12, 2011 at 08:25:25 (EDT)
Hi Steve! Hope you and all the citizens of New York will survive Irene! All the best, Hans.
Groningen, Holland - Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 04:15:30 (EDT)
Hope that you'll be able to sing "Goodnight Irene" soon! Stay safe and dry!
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 18:48:47 (EDT)
Must attend your concert soon, Bravo!
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 00:42:18 (EDT)
The only regret I have about Steve Khan's music is that there isn't more of it on video. I have to imagine him playing with his band...Leading them through the songs like Carlos Santana led his orchestra...You always know his guitar is in the forefront with his supporting cast setting him up for his next solo as he leads them in the next direction. I picture it over and over again in my mind, especially "THE BLUE MAN" songs where he gives way to the saxophone, and then takes the lead back again. It all sends me into a different world profoundly. I may just take some of his music with me to my grave. Is that so wrong?
Mackinac Island, MI USA - Saturday, July 09, 2011 at 10:58:24 (EDT)
I love "PARTING SHOT" Estifi! Manolo
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia - Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 21:13:06 (EDT)
Hello Steve, I'd like to make my compliments to your new CD "PARTING SHOT." I've been following your music since high school, for almost 30 years now. But in my opinion, this is your best record. It's a perfect balance between jazz, blues and Latin. And the guitar and percussion sound is better than ever. I hope to see you live with this line-up in the Netherlands soon. Keep it up! Best regards, Luc Pullens
Amersfoort, Netherlands - Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 16:09:38 (EDT)
I have been listening to your music for over 30 years, keep up the good work. Never let progressive music go by the wayside. You are truly an inspiration to music in general. Thanks for keeping Jazz alive.
Hampton, VA USA - Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 08:05:45 (EDT)
Dear Steve! I am your fan since 2007 when I bought Your first CD "CROSSINGS." Since then, I collected almost all of your recordings, each of them brought something valuable to my musical experience. I never heard before a guitarist who played with such a sense of space in improvisations, also the colors of your chords are so interesting that I am always going back to your albums with the feeling that I am listening to them for the first time.
Today i received "PARTING SHOT" and since first hearing I know it will be one of my favorites CDs.
I am writing also because I am interested in what are the chances to see you in Europe? Do you have some concert plans, for example in Germany? Greetings from Poland!
Warsaw, Poland - Wednesday, June 08, 2011 at 11:13:04 (EST)
You were right. It's not anything like "LOCAL COLOR." And it is cool to see that Mr. Mounsey is playing along with your old gang again. This thing will make Latin Jazz listeners sit-up and take notice. And there were cowbells!! Nice Work.
Lake Orion, MI USA - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 20:07:54 (EDT)
Having finished my morning job for the European Parliament, I opened the windows ajar and put on my headphones at seven in the morning to revisit your album, "CROSSINGS." And I finally heard it. The broad, reverberating echoes of something long gone, revealed to me in my early morning repose. What a fine album! What fine players! What peace! My headphones are the open-type, I heard birds twitter into "Capricorn." Then I headed for the day's other challenges, but the magic lingers on. Thanks for a beautiful, balmy morning, Libor
Prague, Czech Republic - Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:01:01 (EST)
Hi Steve. I read your 1981 article in International Musician again, and your bio as well. I would be interested in interviewing you. Guess I should grab your new CD. Mark
London, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 23:06:36 (EDT)
Steve, if "PARTING SHOT" were just that, you would have blown a crater size hole in the music scene. As it certainly will not be your Parting Shot, the music and playing is a gas, and once again demonstrates that musicians like yourself are "Khanstantly" evolving and pushing their own personal envelope. Thanks for the super cool tones and playing, by everyone. All the best, and great success with "PARTING SHOT."
Syosset, NY USA - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11:50:31 (EDT)
Steve, Congratulations on "PARTING SHOT." I just picked it up today, and it is so good. I can just feel through the music how enjoyable it must have been for you and Anthony, Manolo, Dennis, and the guys to play. I love what you do with MONK("Bye-ya") on this record, and that great piece that you played on "THE SUITCASE." Anyway, well done....once again!
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:37:59 (EDT)
Thanks for your list of favorite CDs. I have lots of new music to listen to now.
New York, NY USA - Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 20:55:48 (EDT)
STEVE!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE "PARTING SHOT." I've been playing it non-stop while singing, humming and just listening . . because there are so many layers, and so much to hear. It is a gorgeous and joyous CD (and so is the cover art). Whatever your inspiration, stay with it!!! Thanks for sharing! Markie (& Kathryn & Polly & Diesel)
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 16:49:58 (EDT)
Steve - Just a short note to say "Thanks!" for another great album...I count it as perhaps your best (though I love the Eyewitness stuff) - there's a palpable sense of joy throughout "PARTING SHOT," it makes me smile....and the recording itself is just so stellar and clear. Dennis always cracks me up, with sheer disbelief, when he solos, and you've captured some of that, and Anthony is sounding great as always. Grab those guys, and come out to the SF Bay area, and play Yoshi's so I can see you do it live, eh? Thanks again!
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 13:32:52 (EDT)
Hi Steve - Well, it was worth the wait! By that I mean, the new "PARTING SHOT" CD, which arrived on my doormat from Japan last week. (Well, I wasn't going to wait for its UK release date on May 16th!!) A triumphantly listenable album Steve, with a warm Latin sound - and vocals too!! Right up there with the very best of your recordings, and even the inlay artwork looks great. I am one satisfied limey!!
Birmingham, UK - Saturday, May 07, 2011 at 11:21:40 (EDT)
Dear Steve, At 7:38 this morning, while driving to my job, I heard a piece of music that immediately grabbed me by the ears, and made me say "Who is that?!" The head of the tune featured fantastic guitar playing with a tone that was to-die-for. I planned to look it up on WBGO's playlist as soon as I got in. As the solo started, I initially thought "Wow, this guy (like me) obviously loves Steve Khan's playing." Hahaha! Then of course, I realized, "This has to be Steve's new album!" It was as if you were there in person speaking. Your voice on the guitar was so clearly you.
Sure enough, the cut was "Blues Connotation." Congratulations! What a great song, with great playing. It was thrilling to listen to it. I can't wait to get the new CD! Best of luck with it.
Wyckoff, NJ USA - Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 18:20:12 (EST)
Hi Steve! Happy birthday to you my friend. All the best. Wagner
Wagner de Sousa
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 18:56:13 (EDT)
Feliz cumpleaños Steve. Un abrazo, Olga
Medellín, Colombia - Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 18:12:50 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, on behalf of NGO "Stardust" Jazz&Blues Club from Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro - Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 03:28:25 (EDT)
Hola Steve! Heard Gary Walker play "Chronology" this morning on WBGO! What a GREAT tune and arrangement, congratulations. Cannot wait to get the CD. And, while I am here, wishing you, Feliz Cumpleaños mañana. Mucha suerte con tu nuevo disco. Un abrazo, Pablito
Union City, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 12:02:47 (EDT)
Dear Mr. Steve Khan, this is my first time to write to you. I have been a big fan of yours since late '70s. (At that time, I was a high school student, and listened to your works such as "TIGHTROPE" & "THE BLUE MAN" frequently. And of course, in early '80s, Eyewitness was one of my favorites. I just bought your album "PARTING SHOT" today, and listened to it. The album is really great! I like it very much. This is very unique and high quality music, I am truly impressed. I think all musicians on this album are great too, and above all it is really fun to listen to! (As you may know, we just had a huge natural disaster here in Japan, so we really need to have good music which gives us joy and hope...) I also read your interview in a magazine named "Jazz Guitar Book." It was also fun to listen to the album while reading your comments on each tune.
Thank you very much for creating such wonderful music. I hope the album will be commercially successful. (I will recommend it to all music lovers around me to listen to this album!) Best Regards, Kando "Can Do" Matsubara
Tokyo, Japan - Friday, April 22, 2011 at 08:38:14 (EST)
I am really looking forward to your newest album "PARTING SHOT," Steve! Pre-ordered it on Amazon.com, and I can't wait to hear your latest guitar work....especially on an album dedicated to Latino Jazz! Been a long time coming, my friend. Hope it goes well for you.
Visalia, CA USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 22:21:11 (EDT)
Hey Steve! Chuy Varela just debuted "Change Agent" on KCSM-FM in the Bay Area. Wow! What a great tune. So, you can feel pretty good, you are already on the radio, and way before the actual release date!!! Good luck with the new CD, you're off to a good start!
Richmond, CA USA - Monday, April 18, 2011 at 21:32:12 (EDT)
Steve: Listening to an advance promo CD of "PARTING SHOT"!!! What a great, great recording, destined to become a classic in the history Latin Jazz! Felicidades to you and all the guys on this brilliant work!
Ricardo "Ricky" Soto
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 07:03:06 (EDT)
Hey Steve, You have got a good heart. Thanks for the Transcriptions, man. I'd been to many Jazz musician sites but yours are tops. Thanks again.
Perth, WA Australia - Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 08:11:34 (EDT)
Loving the Transcriptions on your site!!! Thanks for putting them up!!!
New York , NY USA - Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 22:58:50 (EDT)
Hey Stevie: I just saw that "PARTING SHOT" is now available for Pre-Order at Amazon!!! Congratulations, can't wait 'til April 26th! Jen
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 14:37:16 (EDT)
Hi, Steve. I just dropped by to see what's new, and I want to say that I'm looking forward to hearing the new recording "PARTING SHOT." Also, I enjoyed "13 Questions" interview, and the Peter Erskine photos. Ciao, Greg
New York, NY USA - Monday, March 07, 2011 at 00:45:06 (EST)
Hey Steve, How's it going? Do you put any 'tuneage' up on Pandora, or any of the online music stations? Great stuff you have there. Keep it up! Thanks, Steve
Groveport, OH USA - Monday, February 28, 2011 at 10:11:53 (EST)
Just found out you did the solo on Donald Fagen's "Shanghai Confidential," which I love! Wonderful work, thanks for all your time, talent and skill :)
John K. Goodman
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 00:50:56 (EST)
Steve: Can't wait to hear the new one. Tasty guitar, the way it should be played. Now for some live NYC gigs? Be well!!
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 16:26:28 (EST)
Hi Steve, This is my first visit to your HP. Great work!
Nagoya, Aichi Japan - Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 08:10:43 (EST)
Hi Steve, just visited your website, and saw that you had a new album coming out, great news! Just wanted to wish you all the best with that; really looking forward to hearing it soon. All the best, John
Edinburgh, Scotland UK - Friday, January 28, 2011 at 09:30:11 (EDT)
Hi Steve, When will you be touring Australia? You should tour more. Get your act together, man. When I used to lived in Singapore in the early '70s and '80s, we always checked out your group and music just to listen to your fiery solos.
Perth, WA Australia - Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 21:47:10 (EST)
Pretty interesting games tomorrow Steve. Loved "THE SUITCASE"!
Green Bay, WI USA - Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:58:02 (EST)
Steve, I am working through your 2 "KHANCEPTS" books, and I don't know if I am making progress or not, but, when I am trying out a guitar in a music store, I play some of the things I have learned, and sometimes people stop to hear what I am doing and then ask what that is. Thanks for all the effort that goes into these transcriptions, and the extra mile you go to teach us. Putting together a site like this can be a nightmare, so I appreciate ALL the work and resources that went into this. Best success! Jay
Saginaw, MI USA - Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 20:31:32 (EST)
Hey Steve! Really enjoyed reading your responses to Adam Levy's "13 Questions" at his website. As usual, your answers were unique and thought provoking. Thanks for letting us know about this interview.
Aurora, IL USA - Monday, January 11, 2011 at 14:12:02 (EDT)