Guestbook archive 4. This archive takes us from July 2002 up to August 2003. Return to the current Guestbook here.
Hey Steve: Thanks for the totally killin' Celia Cruz track("La Ceiba y la Siguaraya") w/ La Sonora Ponceña! That is some serious groovulation! She was incredible! I am saddened by her passing!!! I send you Peace, harmony and safe travels mi amigo... Talk to you soon. Jimmy
Jimmy Haslip
L.A., CA USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 04:21:43 (EDT)

Mr. Khan - Thank you for all the years of music. Your playing makes me think, and want to be a better player. Please entertain the thought of coming to Arizona.
Andy Delgado
Gilbert, AZ USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 04:25:19 (EDT)
Dear Mr. Khan: I always knew you were an amazing guitarist, but now I find your "Inspector Fuseau" on a search for my family name. Please let me know how the 'inspector' came about. Thanks, Michel
Michel Fuseau
St. Petersburg, FL - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 14:00:36 (EDT)
Hi Steve, your musical creativity will be an inspiration to present and future generations. Thank you. Rico
Winchester, UK - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 05:11:24 (EDT)
Hey Steve, thanks for the time and the interview.
Souvik Dutta
Cary, NC USA - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 14:53:34 (EDT)
Todavía continuan llegando personas a mi tienda Coco Music a darme las gracias por el milagro de haber contribuido a traer a Steve Khan a Barquisimeto. Hicieron feliz a mas de 400 Barquisimetanos que supimos apreciar tu talento y la sensibilidad de tu música. No dejo de sentir una gran emoción y alegría de estar en contacto con una persona tan famosa pero tan sencilla y respetuosa. Jamás voy a olvidar ese instante, al final del concierto, cuando te colocas tu guitarra en el atril, y con aquella admiración te dispones a escuchar a nuestro gran baterista Andrés Briceño, con aquel respeto y elegancia. En 24 horas de estadía en Barquisimeto te ganastes nuestro cariño. Jamás vamos a olvidarte. Envíame tu P.O. Box para enviarte la entrevista que te hizo el diario "EL IMPULSO" y las fotos que te tomé. Recibe un gran abrazo de tu amiga Zuly Perdomo. Cuídate mucho
Zuly Perdomo
Barquisimeto, Lara Venezuela - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 19:49:09 (EDT)
Hello Steve, I received e-mails from friends like Federico Miranda of Costa Rica [Hi Federico!] and Ysaí Méndez of Barquisimeto, was pleasant to know about friends who love the way you express your musical language, rich in harmony...and, I was reading about your tour in Venezuela! Wow! It was great!...I'd like to stay there to see and listen to one of these musical nights...I hope someday you'll appear in Rio to bring us with your fantastic tunes...Best wishes...Um abraço desse amigo, Wagner
Wagner Souza
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 11:56:54 (EDT)
Great to read your journal of our tour in Europe....brought back the memory of a smokin' hang and tour....I as well looked forward every night to "Concepticus in C" and "Heard," as well as "Where's Mumphrey?" and "Blue Zone 41"......Terri Lyne's tunes "Giggles" and "The Corner"....And I have to thank you for recommending "Angelina" too Steve.....I never got to play this one with the Jackets in live performance, only just the recording....It was nice to play it every night....A big challenge on your part.....You are an amazing musician and it was an honor to share the stage with you again.......Sending you my best always Steve.....I'm picking up your Pentatonic book too. Looks awesome!!! See you later.....Peace in the World!!! Jimmy
Jimmy Haslip
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 20:49:25 (EDT)
WOW! Listening to you was more or less like flying in a vast blue sky. Thank you for your nice words for our country. Please keep in touch. Lots of love, Paul
Paul Quintero
Barquisimeto, Lara Venezuela - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 13:57:34 (EDT)
I really want to congratulate you for the concert given in Barquisimeto. What I liked best was your honesty when you played and spoke. Estoy super contenta de saber que todavía existen personas tan cálidas y bellas como tú y que tu experiencia en nuestro país haya sido tan linda para ti pues para nosotros también lo fue, y sobre todo para mi. Me encantó la forma como te dirigiste a la audiencia puesto que lo que más admiro de las personas es la sinceridad de sus palabras y así sentí las tuyas. Lots of love, Yamina
Yamina Peña
Barquisimeto, Lara Venezuela - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 13:55:25 (EDT)
Hello Steve, Just looking through your site, and was reading(with a sense of envy!) about the European tour which, as usual did not include England. I've moaned about this to you before. The tour sounded great, even the first unrehearsed night. I suppose all I can do is get myself on a plane next time you're round these parts! All the best - Stan
Stan Neil
London, UK - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 11:56:28 (EDT)
Dear Steve, very, many thanks for your spontaneous help! "CASA LOCO" and "EYEWITNESS" arrived safely. I did not expect that. It's very kind of you. Your music is so good!!! I can recommend to everyone to listen to these CDs! Hope to see you live in Germany soon. There are many people here in Bonn, who like your music. Once more thank you very, very much for your kindness!!! All the best Thomas
Thomas Oldenburg
Bonn, Germany - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 08:36:15 (EDT)
Saludos Steve esto es en Español....Felicitaciones por todos los logros obtenidos a través de toda tu carrera musical y gracias por todas esas maravillosas composiciones que nos has dejado escuchar...Realmente gracias..Sigue adelante y no te detengas....Como dicen por aca "Pa' tras ni pa' agarra impulso"....jejeje, suerte
Ysaí Méndez
Barquisimeto, Lara Venezuela - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 18:51:19 (EDT)
Hi, Steve-san. Finally I got "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS," though I have not yet graduated from "CHORD KHANCEPTS." Well, may I ask you one question about your pedal board. What are the exact pedal names of the remaining 3 pedals, except for the DCF-10 and TubeScreamer? Thank you very much and we really hope you will come back to Japan soon.
Ken Matsuo
Osaka, Japan - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 12:35:26 (EDT)
Hallo Steve, you were an "open item" on my live concert list for nearly 30 years. I bought your first LP around 1974 when it came out in Germany and now possess probably all the LPs and CDs you had played on during your career. Among the guitarists I like, and you seem to feel the same, as I have noticed from your "Steve Recommends" section of your website, you are one of my favorites, but you were not too often in Germany in the past for me to have had the chance to see you live. After 30 years, I finally made it, and saw you for the first time live at the Domicil Club in Dortmund, Germany, on May 31, 2003 with Terri Lyne Carrington, Jimmy Haslip and Greg Osby sweating very much on a warm Saturday night in this small cellar club without air-conditioning. I really enjoyed the concert and I hope that I can buy a new CD soon with these magnificent musicians playing on it. All the best for your future! Diethard Fischer
Diethard Fischer
Rheinberg, Germany - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 21:37:26 (EDT)
On Saturday, May 24th I visited the Jazzclub in Minden, Germany, where I enjoyed a concert by the New Sound Collective. There you were, Steve, playing the way you did some 20 years ago, in a fusion style like when you were with the Brecker Brothers. I was a fan of yours then, and I am still now. I never thought that I would see you play with the old Ibanez tubescreamer. Your compositions sounded different compared to the original CDs, but TLC and Jimmy Haslip played some nice grooves. Greg Osby's improvisations were unique. Well Steve, I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere that evening, and talking to you and your fellow musicians made it seem as if I had known you all for years. Your guitar playing was worth traveling all the way from The Hague, the Netherlands to listen to - I wish you many more good concerts all over the world, especially in Europe. Kindest regards, Pierre Larroque
Pierre Larroque
The Hague, The Netherlands - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 16:09:12 (EDT)
One of the reasons why I think the band Eyewitness(with Jordan, Badrena and Jackson) is one of a kind band in jazz music is, in my humble opinion, because the players never try outdo one another. You are all together for one purpose: the feeling of the music. Very often in jazz, I notice the tendency of the musician wanting to be at the center of attention. This doesn't happen with Eyewitness, where instead the band is a united force, each one with his own identity listening to one another with a great sense of freedom and creativity.
Milo Albonico
Nice, France - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 07:22:20 (EDT)
Looking forward to having you back in the States... "Casa Loco" will be posted on Korner 2 pretty soon. I enjoy working on the site and, as you know, it is a lot of fun.
Blaine Fallis
Katy, TX USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 14:56:47 (EDT)
Hi Steve!! Nice website :) Hope to see you again soon at the New Morning!! Take care!
Pierre de Chabannes
Paris, France - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 04:32:08 (EDT)
Hi Steve, I haven't heard any of your music yet, but I am fascinated by the title of your book "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS" and will have to find out what it is about. You really made Tony Calabro's day with your email - I am one of his students and he strongly recommended I come and have a look at your website, and get some of your music. Do you have any recommendations on where to start? I am fairly new to guitar playing, but Tony gives me an eclectic list. Cheers.
Paul Odgers
Traralgon, Vic. Australia - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 08:07:55 (EDT)
Great website. Surprising in its broadness. I love the Eyewitness albums. I have them all, and also "LOCAL COLOR." I have often asked myself what relation is there between Steve Khan and Madeline Kahn, a very unique woman and actress. Is she Steve's sister? Or his wife? Thank you. Your fan, Milo
Milo Albonico
Nice, France - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 11:45:20 (EDT)
Hi Steve, any plans to come to Australia yet?
Tony Calabro
Morwell, Vic. Australia - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 21:38:20 (EDT)
Hey Steve! It was great hanging out during your snap session at Rob Mounsey's studio! A real pleasure to watch you two interact. Cheers!
Richard Cann
Lambertville,, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 21:20:41 (EDT)
Steve: Glad to hear of the tour. All I can say is "Lucky Europe!" Having never seen you play live, there's always hope of a tour in the States. Hint! Hint! Glad Anthony is safe. "Good Luck!"
Claude Carlson
Lake Orion, MI USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 11:33:21 (EST)
Dear Steve, Over time, this has proven to be one of my favorite websites. The layout looks good and the information and stories are a lot of fun to read. Keep it up! I have been using your "CHORD KHANCEPTS" book and I'm planning to get the new "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS." Your teaching makes sense to me. Last but not least, I enjoy listening to your music. "LET'S CALL THIS" is my favorite trio recording. All the best, Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 22:42:29 (EST)
Hola Steve, what a great website, but your music is even better, and so much better! Heath's madre
Erika Price
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 06:46:23 (EST)
Hey Steve, You've got a GREAT website! Thank you!!
Gustavo Assis-Brasil
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 22:56:01 (EST)
Hi, Steve. May I ask you a question about your picking? I understand that you use Extra Heavy picks and light gauge strings to get softer attacks/sounds. How did you get this idea, because I struggle to have warm sounds? I now use an ES-335 with softer picks and .010-.046 gauge strings. Thank you. By the way, please come back to Japan as soon as possible! We all miss you.
Kenzo Matsuo
Tokyo, Japan - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 12:29:01 (EST)
Hola Steve. Aunque hace ya más de tres años que nos conocemos, (...bueno, evidentemente yo a ti algunos más, exactamente desde que escuché esa joya llamada "EVIDENCE"), aún no había dejado ninguna dedicatoria en tu GUESTBOOK, y ya es hora. Ya es hora de darte las gracias por haberme dado la oportunidad no sólo de disfrutar de tu música, sino de conocer la magnífica persona que hay detrás de ese personal sonido de guitarra. Gracias por tus consejos musicales, por tus aportaciones a mis conocimientos sobre este maravilloso instrumento que es la guitarra, por esos magníficos detalles de generosidad que te caracterizan, pero sobre todo, gracias por compartir conmigo algunos ratos, gracias, en definitiva, por tu amistad. Desde este rinconcito del mundo que son las Islas Canarias, te envío un fuerte abrazo.
Felipe Díaz
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 07:45:53 (EST)
Hola Etí, como va todo? Escribo desde Costa Rica después de un excelente mes en Nueva York(incluyendo la increible tormenta de nieve!!). Quería agradecerte una vez más todas las atenciones y por supuesto las clases y consejos que realmente han hecho un efecto muy positivo en mi manera de tocar, y en muy poco tiempo. Fue excelente tener contacto con vos y poder aprender de alguien con tanta experiencia, motivación, y claridad para enseñar. Muchas gracias y espero algún día poder comprender y hablar el idioma del jazz tan bien como vos hablas nuestro idioma y comprendes nuestra cultura. Una vez más te invito a Costa Rica a tocar o por lo menos a pasear y conocer un poco de lo lindo que tenemos. Ah, y podés alejarte del frío por un rato! Gracias y un abrazo, Federico
Federico Miranda
San José, Costa Rica - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 11:12:12 (EST)
Hi Steve Khan!! When I first started playing drums, my teacher gave me a tape with your band playing live(Great, great Steve Jordan on drums!). Since that day, love and enjoy your work, and now I found your website via a link from Peter Erskine's site. I became a professional timpani player, playing classical music all the time, but listening to Jazz all the time!! Keep on playing, love your site - God bless!! - Niko
Niko Mareske
Berlin/Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 06:04:53 (EST)
Steve: Benvenuto to KHAN'S KORNER in Italy. We are so happy that we can now view your music and read your comments in our language. This is good news for us here. We miss seeing you playing here. Please come again soon with Anthony Jackson and Dennis Chambers. Ciao!
Gianni Petrizzo
Milano, Italy - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 13:33:02 (EST)
Steve: I was on your website last night. What a great job you did on the Pat Martino solo on "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." We think of you often and with much respect and fondness. I look forward to picking-up your latest book and hopefully talking with you about it. Happiest of New Years!!! [Hey Bob! It's me, Steve! Please e-mail me via the CONTACT STEVE page! You moved and I don't have any of your new info!!!]
Bob Holt
Camarillo, CA USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 12:35:32 (EST)
Hey Steve: Happy to see that "ALIVEMUTHERFORYA" has finally been added to the DISCOGRAPHY page. It's about time!!! We former "fusion-heads" need to be represented too! Have a great Holiday Steve!!! Peace!!!
Bernard Wasserman
Winchester, WV USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 17:37:21 (EST)
Dear Steve, i'll never stop saying "THANK YOU!" for sending me your music sheets! It was a real joy and when i can, i ALWAYS play "FAZENDEIRO" with my friends. Hope to see U asap in Italy, touring or doing a clinic. All the best, Massimo
Massimo Pellini
Roma, Italy - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 09:44:15 (EST)
Steve, I really enjoyed the clinic at Richard's today (12/14). I am just getting back from performing at a local club. I was able to put many things you discussed to work. I also enjoyed poking around in your website. Have a great holiday and good luck in the New Year.
David Voorhees
Hopewell, NJ USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 01:43:58 (EST)
Hey Steve: GREAT clinic today! Thanks so much for traveling to our neck of the woods. Looking forward to many more :-) Cheers!
Richard Cann
Lambertville, NJ USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 20:54:07 (EST)
Steve - it's been a while since we corresponded, hope all is well. Here's wishing you happy holidays to you and yours. Take care - Ron
Ronald S. Flores
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 23:12:12 (EST)
Steve!! Your website just keeps getting better and better! I'm really digging the tar out of "MODERN TIMES" and "EYEWITNESS," still a breath of fresh air after all these years!! Lately, getting a hankering to hear "EVIDENCE" again("Infant Eyes" was just tear inducing!)! All the best, Phil
Phil McKenna
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 14:32:28 (EST)
Steve, just wanted to say thanks and I really like your tutorials and transcriptions based on famous solos. This is some of the best stuff I have seen done on this kind of thing. Excellent work.
Soul Brother Man
Victoria, BC Canada - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 23:36:03 (EST)
Tony Calabro
Morwell, Vic. Australia - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 18:32:22 (EST)
Steve: You gotta be more careful!!! OK? Just read the story 'bout the accident to your hand. Man, did somebody run down the "voodoo" on you or somethin'? Glad that it has healed. I ordered the new book too!!! Thanks for helping us all improve!!!
Lowell Hodrick
Langford, SD USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 15:21:54 (EDT)
Hola Steve! We checked your website and really enjoyed it, especially your favorites!! If you ever play live in New York, you owe us one Down Under!! All our love as always!!
Fraser and Isa Gatty
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 05:53:40 (EDT)
Hey Steve: Congratulations on the publication of "PENTATONIC KHANCEPTS," I just ordered my copy today!! Can't wait to get started on it. You're the best, Whitt
Whitt Matthews
Duluth, MN USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 13:29:50 (EDT)
Hey Steve... hope you're doing great! I'm still working on all your voicings.
Dan Nettles
Athens, GA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 00:38:52 (EDT)
Hi Steve: I'm a fan, and looking to get something signed by you. I live in Australia which makes it a little difficult to catch up with artists that I appreciate. Looking forward to your reply, Regards, Mark
Mark Rafidi
Wolumla, NSW Australia - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 08:32:34 (EDT)
Hola Steve. It's been awhile since I signed the Guestbook...cannot wait for the new Pentatonic book to come out, all my friends are waiting. "CHORD KHANCEPTS" is always in my gig bag. I was @ The Met this weekend and noticed the covers resembled paintings by huh? All the best,
Jose Montenegro
New York, NY USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 11:45:42 (EDT)
Have been an avid listener of yours for years as well a study of guitar for the past 38 years. Just recently found your "CHORD KHANCEPTS" book and would just like to add that it has turned my playing around 360 degrees. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to your upcoming book. BTW, thanks also for the killer solo on the Michael Franks "DRAGONFLY SUMMER" - "Dream" cut.
Greg Rosano
Albany, NY USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 15:21:54 (EDT)
Dave!!! How the heck are you? Thinking of you man. Missed you at Will's 50th B-day party @ Clinton. I could've TALKED to you. Love you, Chris, Ging, Jack and Russell (You'll always be DAVE!)
Sherman, CT USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 23:32:20 (EDT)
Mr. Khan,...and everyone, the first time I heard your music was in the early '80s. It was a live recording(on LP), an acoustic duo with yourself and Larry Coryell. I enjoyed and remembered it to be beautifully dissonant, in a bold harmonic way. Now that I think about it...(?) your style is before Windham Hill isn't it?
Lou Greene
Edison, NJ USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 22:40:51 (EDT)
Hello Steve, How are you? I think it's the third time I'm visiting your Guestbook. I was reading some messages, and a message sent by Christopher Evans(Wednesday, July 4, 2002). In this message he says "...but have never seen Steve play live"... I hope see you playing someday in my city. It will be an honor to shake your hand. Best wishes.. Wagner
Wagner Souza
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 11:03:15 (EDT)
Hello Steve, your album "TWO FOR THE ROAD" was excellent, I enjoy this album very much. Great music, thanks!
Josh Gibson
Merrick, NY USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 22:46:01 (EDT)
Steve: I was watching "American Idol" on TV w/ my 19 yr. old daughter(What a WACKY show..!!), I had my trusty Strat in my lap, and I was playing along w/ the contestants who were singing '60s r&b and pop. Using the "CHORD KHANCEPTS" I was able to play along with NO problems. Guide tones, 3-4 note voicings, pedal tones, ascending/descending top-note voice leading, gospel-voicings, quartal chordal harmony(McCoy Tyner chords)...most of the songs I had NO problem. Proof again that "CHORD KHANCEPTS" is the best chord book ever. It would be an insult to you Steve to call this a 'chord book.' It's the best guitar/music theory book out there!
L D Adonis
Pitman, NJ USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 22:53:30 (EDT)
I've been a fan since "THE BLUE MAN," but have never seen Steve play live. When and where could I see him in New York?
Christopher Evans
Bay Shore, NY USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 22:21:10 (EDT)
Steve - thanks for all your help with the site. I'm proud to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing your musical insights and experiences with others. Blaine
Blaine Fallis
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 12:54:27 (EDT)
After listening to some of the melodies at the site, my ears were opened, giving me a whole new perspective for looking at music. Your books on Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery have humbled me! Keep the site alive! Fresh Water Records James.
James Kegler
Rio Grande City, TX USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 19:41:27 (EDT)