Guestbook archive 13. This archive takes us from January 2012 through December 2012. Return to the current Guestbook here.
My Dear Friend, Just to let you know that, after all these years, your musical work still is a constant source of knowledge and inspiration. It is my wish that you spend a great holiday, and that the new year will bring us the gift of your wonderful music. A big hug from México. Peace, Luis Octavio
Luis Octavio Cervantes
Toluca, México - Monday, December 24, 2012 at 13:52:01 (EST)
Hi Steve, thanks for the site - and your music! I bought "THE BLUE MAN" when I was 19, the album had been issued a year earlier. Having reminded myself to obtain another copy after I lost my vinyl edition, I listened recently again to this marvel after many years absence, and recalled just why I was so taken with it in the first place. It is particularly the interplay between Rhodes and guitar that fascinates, and the subtlety of variation. "An Eye over Autumn" and "The Blue Man" take me somewhere special, and educate. So brilliant, so timeless - and lacking in the greater recognition deserved. Thank you!
Chris Baker
London, England - Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 07:05:57 (EST)
Hi Steve, After reading your accounts of the recording of the LP "SOMETIME OTHER THAN NOW," I just wanted to let you know some info on how Buddy Rich raved about that album. In the Spring of 1976, at the Prom Center in St. Paul, MN, Buddy Rich, right after the sets were over, but before leaving the stage, would hold up the LP so that everyone (including us 1970s high school jazz nuts in the the front rows) could see it. He then talked about the album, the musicians on it, and how great it was. Honest Steve, he made me excited about the music just by his enthusiasm. And we all knew how good Steve Marcus was because he always blew us away every time he played. And this was my introduction to your funky guitar playing, Steve Gadd, & Will Lee also. So to be introduced to a whole new type of jazz from this LP was exciting and "cool." And, as a 17 year old, I needed my horizons expanded, which you did! If I am not mistaken, I think that I remember Buddy showing the LP on the "Tonight Show" w/ Johnny Carson, but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me after all these years? Anyway I wanted to thank you for ALL the great music over the years, and to let you know that that album did make a difference for music fans here in the midwest. Thanks again, John
John Sandbo
Minneapolis, MN USA - Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 17:14:45 (EST)
Hi Steve, greetings from Ireland, and I hope all is well with you! Just drove home here from a late gig, and listened while driving to an 'Inside Music' podcast featuring yourself which I had downloaded. I hope you don't mind me saying, but for some silly, strange reason, I had you pegged in my mind as a reclusive, 'left of centre' type of chap! How wrong was I on that front?!?! VERY! The interview was superb, revealing the architecture of a wonderful man & musician. Fantastic to hear a 'great' with a sense of humility and respect for those around him. I hope you can make it to Ireland/UK at some point. Onward, and upward, Sir! Kindest Regards, David Molloy
Dave Molloy
Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 18:47:13 (EST)
Steve: Just a thanks for putting up all the material on your site. And for playing awesome guitar. Best, Chris
Chris Bell
Farsta, Sweden - Monday, November 19, 2012 at 06:10:26 (EST)
Hi Steve, Hope all is well. Your 1977 live version of your tune, "Rites of Darkness" is now out on a 24bit CD, "MONTREUX SUMMIT"(Vol. 2) on Sony/Wounded Bird. All 9:48 of it, so great that you have a track on there. Great Live Playing!!! Both concerts/volumes are now out on CD. And, what was it like playing with Eric Gale on the other tracks, I miss him so much. Best Regards, Colin
Colin Dubery
Brighton, England - Friday, November 02, 2012 at 09:56:57 (EDT)
"EVIDENCE" is still my favorite guitar album. In addition to the eloquent playing, the quality of the sound is uniquely rich.
Robert Evans
Mill Valley, CA - Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:14:00 (EDT)
Steve: My name is Jim Fernandez. In the early '60s I played drums in a garage band in the North Hollywood, California area. The other members of the band were John Mitchell, Cole Kessler and Steve Khan. Are you the same Steve Khan that played guitar in my band? All the best,
Jim Fernandez
Peoria, AZ - Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 15:26:33 (EDT)
Almost 30 years ago I bought an album. It was "ARROWS" by Steve Khan. I have always had a thing for album covers, so the illustrations of Jean-Michel Folon just caught my eye and I was immediately drawn to it. The music on the album itself really took me by surprise and, since there was an address on the inner sleeve to write to, I decided to do so. To my surprise Steve Khan wrote a very nice letter back! Yesterday I was cleaning out my closet (no pun intended) and found the album "ARROWS" again, along with his letter and some Dutch newspaper scraps! What a surprise! I immediately put the record on my record player (yes, I still have one!) and enjoyed it so much (again!) that, I decided to purchase all his other albums! Or at least the ones available in The Netherlands. Steve, if you're reading this: thanks for bringing your music into my life, and I hope you are well. Harry
Harry Lassche
Maarssen, Utrecht The Netherlands - Friday, August 17, 2012 at 17:21:46 (EDT)
I know this one goes back in time, and you've done great work since, but my heart belongs to "THE BLUE MAN." I even remember Downbeat giving it 4-1/2 stars. How's that for a memory?
Rob Johnson
Lakewood, CO USA - Monday, August 13, 2012 at 06:18:42 (EDT)
Two words for the "Glamour Profession" guitar solo: "Yeah, man!!"
Mark Weisbart
Detroit, MI - Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 09:58:32 (EDT)
Hola Steve, Un abrazo fuerte desde las Islas Canarias
Felipe Díaz
Las Palmas, Spain - Monday, July 30, 2012 at 09:49:16 (EDT)
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful transcriptions. I've given up TV, this is much better! I am learning Pat Martino's "Along Came Betty" solo, and I'm using brain cells that have been sleeping. The world would be a better place if people listened to this wonderful music. Back to work. Peace!
Jerry Williams
Natrona Heights, PA - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 18:04:40 (EDT)
Mr. Khan, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your generosity in sharing your transcriptions with us! I'm currently really enjoying Jim Hall's chorus of comping on "Funny Valentine." It's giving me some great stuff to work with. Thanks again! Alec
Alec Goldfarb
Mount Laurel, NJ - Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 10:10:45 (EDT)
Hi Steve! I sent you an email a few months ago (50 years old French bass player, a big fan of Anthony Jackson). Thank you again for the music! I purchased two CDs of yours: "PARTING SHOT" - this one has a pleasant flavor of South America. It sounds like a bunch of old friends meeting again after some time and just having a ball together. Superbe! And good news for you, this CD could be found easily in my hometown via ESC Records. The other CD is: "THE SUITCASE." Let me tell you, something: This one is gorgeous, period! You guys are on top of the world. And what can I say about Anthony Jackson's performance? He really pushes the limits, he dares so much. Remember the Intro of "What I'm Said"? He lays down a cool groovy riff over Bb7(sus), and suddenly, he plays an E-natural, and it sounds so good. This one note is the essence of his talent. Thank you again Steve! I hope so much to see you and these wonderful musicians on stage some day. Pierre
Pierre Corneau
Rennes, France - Tuesday, May 28, 2012 at 19:44:30 (EDT)
Having had a second uninterrupted listen to "THE SUITCASE" (no wife around, balmy spring afternoon), I say this is special and unique. Have ordered "PARTING SHOT," waiting for it to admire some more of your/Anthony Jackson sonic paradise. Have all your records and adore them. Keep up the good thing.
Libor Trejdl
Prague, Czech Republic - Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:40:47 (EDT)
Steve: Es un músico Maravilloso!! Me gusta su Música!
Adalgisa Pantaleón
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana - Sunday, April 08, 2012 at 10:29:29 (EDT)
When I listen to "PARTING SHOT," I keep having "I wish I'd thought of that" moments. It's intelligent, clever, but it grooves like mad. I heard "Bye-ya" the other day on the NPR program Jazzology. Thanks for the inspiration, Steve. Best.
Greg Skaff
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 10:40:47 (EDT)
Hi Steve! I have loved your guitar sound for many years - since I first heard the album, "CROSSINGS." I have a Gibson ES-335 and a Walter Woods Amp. ;-)
Vincent John Midge
Frankfurt, Germany - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 03:57:35 (EDT)
Hello there Steve. How are you? I was sitting here listening to your track "Zancudoville." A wonderful tune, and what a great TONE from your guitar! And how cool it is to be able to read all about it on your website! Tonight, I'll do some serious tone-chasing at home, because the tone you got there is just delicious! Inspiring!! All the best, Trygve
Trygve Knudsen
Arendal, Norway - Monday, April 02, 2012 04:01:46 (EDT)
Steve, Thanks so much for your music. I am a drummer, but love guitar as well, and your earlier recording called "CASA LOCO" had such an influence on me. Your guitar playing, arranging, as well as my fave, Steve Jordan, awesome Anthony and Manolo were all a game changer for me. I have enjoyed the new material as well. Keep up the good work, and I hope to see you play live soon. Matt
Matt Skelton
Montgomery, AL USA - Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 23:01:53 (EDT)
Dear Mr. Khan: I should first thank you for your great music and educational materials. I am studying your "KHANCEPTS" book on Pentatonics, and wondered what to do about min/maj7 chords. Thanks in advance. Best Regards, Moe Hey
Mohsen Heydari
Shiraz, Iran - Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 06:16:29 (EDT)
Thanks so much for your great charts and analyses, Steve. I really value this great resource for my efforts to play jazz. Peter
Peter FitzGerald
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, March 12, 2012 at 22:47:30 (EDT)
Hello Steve, I am an Italian jazz flutist, and I just want to thank you for your music and for your great website! Thank you again for your work. Sincerely, Michele
Michele Gori
Domodossola, Italy - Friday, March 09, 2012 at 16:23:36 (EST)
Just wanted to say hello. It's been a lot of years. Hope all is well. I'm working on your transcription of the Pat Martino "Along Came Betty" solo. Great stuff man. Keep on doing what you're doing. Hopefully we'll get to play together again some day in the not too distant future. God bless, Steve.
Paul Jackson Jr.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 15:45:50 (EST)
Happy New Year Steve, Hope all is well. I just wanted you to know I have been listening to "PARTING SHOT" for a few months. Fantastic CD! I love it, and it feels like a new "Eyewitness" CD. All the best, and thanks for the great music. Darren
Darren Lyons
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 10:25:59 (EST)
Steve, Howdy from the Lone Star State! I got it! Thank you so much for the green "MODERN TIMES" CD.
Mark Reynolds
Grapevine, TX - Friday, February 17, 2012 at 17:37:52 (EST)
Hello to you, Steve "the-lost-man" Khan!!!
Rita Bendek
Barranquilla, Colombia - Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 11:24:09 (EST)
Did you play on "True Companion" by Donald Fagen? If so, did you make that up or was it written? I listen to that song at least once a week, because of the guitar solo! Did you do both the acoustic and electric guitars? What can you say about that performance? Thank you very much. - Jeff
Jeff Tucker
Walla Walla, WA USA - Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 05:50:28 (EST)
Hi Steve, I love your "KHANCEPTS" books, and think that it's so great of you to offer all the transcriptions and analyses on your website. I was just wondering what some of your first transcriptions were? Did you start with really easy solos? Thanks!
Bill Thompson
New York, NY USA - Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 15:32:21 (EST)
I've always loved your music!!!! Thank you!!
Charles Nowlin
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 03:58:32 (EST)
Steve, stumbled upon your interesting and enjoyable website while trying to find Paul Desmond's "Where is Love?" I certainly got a lot more than I bargained for! Loved your analysis and commentary, and could not agree more. "Emily" as well. Was recollecting the Sebesky/Desmond years from when I was a youngster several years back. Loved your personal list of Favorites too. Thanks!
Ben Doerr
Gainesville, FL USA - Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 14:29:49 (EST)
Thanks for the recordings!
Moto Akumulator
Ljubjana, Slovenia - Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 04:55:17 (EST)
Mark Morrison
Spokane, WA USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at 23:17:03 (EST)