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Can't get enough of your early stuff, or things I've heard reccently, like "TWO FOR THE ROAD." Talk to Joe Siegal at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago - it'd be great to hear you play in this venue.
Naperville, IL USA - Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 12:52:10 (EST)
Dear Steve, Your music is perfect, please make more CDs, All the best, Peter
Budapest, Hungary - Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 17:07:09 (EST)
Dear Steve, I wrote to you years ago about "EYEWITNESS," to my surprise, you wrote me back!! It's things like that that make you #1 in my book. I found your website, and thought I'd write something about your new CD. I heard it, and as usual, was blown away by your guitar work, and others on the CD. Thank you for making the world sound better! I am a twin, my brother loves Pat Metheny! He's good, but your tops! Keep up the great music! Thanks for your time.
Grapevine, TX USA - Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 18:19:52 (EST)
Been a long time since I saw you play in Georgetown, Steve, and it's great to visit your site again. This past summer, I made my 4th journey to the former Soviet Union with my Russian wife, Elvira - we brought along a healthy selection of your LPs and CDs to allow local musicians in Yoshkar Ola a chance to hear your style and compositions. Your work was very well received by all. Our buddy, Vitaly, himself very accomplished on acoustic guitar, LOVED "Blades" so much we played it 50 times or so while floating down the Volga... It's nice to be home again, and even nicer to see you're still growing. Best wishes!
Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 17:43:29 (EST)
Hi Steve: Happened upon the siteand thought I would say, "Hello." I had an album of yours a few years back, when I was a student, and I loved jamming with it. I now teach woodwork/technology in Scotland, and make jazz guitars for fun. Thanks for all the good music, enjoyed it!! Neil
Edinburgh, Scotland - Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11:47:19 (EST)
Hi Steve: Been a fan for many years ...only recently found these webpages. I'm a rock guitarist 'fascinated by jazz' shall we say ...being able to play at "the speed of thought," as someone once said. Love the website, the solos, the analyses. Great stuff ...hours of fun.
Manchester, England - Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 22:14:30 (EST)
Hi Steve, Your beautiful music is inspiring my work. See the results at my site. Greetings, Xandra.
Groningen, Netherlands - Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 14:59:58 (EST)
Hello Steve! This is an amazing website, very útil(useful) for all the guitar players and musicians in general. Thanks a lot! I'm a jazz guitar player. I would like to be your disciple some day!! It would be great, here we're trying to learn. Cordial regards!
Santiago, RM Chile - Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 11:44:09 (EST)
Hello Steve, When do you come to Holland(Europe) to play your wonderful new album "THE GREEN FIELD" live?
Groningen, Netherlands - Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 05:54:13 (EST)
Love the analyses and transcriptions. I've just started really studying jazz(been into it for a few years though), and this is great. Thanks to you, my understanding of improvisation has increased tenfold and my soloing has benefited so much from it. I want to begin to transpose some solos and write my own analyses of them, I guess that'd be great too. Thanks again.
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11:36:00 (EDT)
Thanks for maintaining such a treasure trove archive of transcriptions of some of my favorite standards! Although I stumbled upon your site trying to cheat while transcribing "Unit 7", I found the analysis of the solo well written and thought provoking. Please keep posting more analyses, I'm learning a great deal by reading them.
Best regards, Ken Tabacchi
Irvine, CA USA - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 04:02:28 (EDT)
Steve Khan is one of the most unique and beautiful guitar voices to emerge in the last 40 years. And his site is very cool... it's more than a music site... funny and entertaining. I wish I could access his music on iTunes... especially his early stuff, which is not available in the USA.
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 12:53:21 (EDT)
Great website, great features and information...and great playing, of course.
Corning, NY USA - Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 20:42:59 (EDT)
Steve: I recently bought "Contemporary Chord Khancepts" and "Pentatonic Khancepts." I have found them to be useful, well-organized, and creative tools for generating new ideas and approaches to my instrument (Chapman Stick). Most of all, I appreciate the thoughtful and sincere feeling that you convey behind all the lessons - it truly feels like you are sharing your personal concepts, insights, and experiences as you relate the lessons and ideas. In a world where it is very easy for theory and method books to seem very dry and boring, or alternatively where they can seem to be an insincere, half-hearted attempt by someone to try to make a quick buck, it is refreshing to have your two books that seem to come directly from your experiences and from your heart. Now I've got to get to work on them! Thanks and best wishes.
Cary, NC USA - Monday, September 04, 2006 at 09:41:31 (EDT)
"Contemporary Chord Khancepts" is the best book in my collection without a doubt. I work through at least one unit every day, and have found your philosophy to be extremely helpful at what feels like "the darkest hour" in my musical life. One question, was it you that played guitar on the Luther Vandross classic, "Never Too Much"?
Belfast, Northern Ireland - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 06:31:09 (EDT)
Hey Steve! I just finished reading your '20 Questions' in "JAZZIZ" both the actual magazine, and now at your site. I have to say that Mr. Meredith's 'Intro' does your work a great, great disservice. It was almost as if he really knew nothing about the depth of your recordings. With one careless and idiotic sentence, he really showed his ignorance. I would imagine that it must be most frustrating to know that this magazine will be on the stands for one month, and then on or under people's coffee tables. I just urge everyone to get "THE GREEN FIELD" and listen. Then, try and go back and explore Steve's catalog. Keep it goin' Steve!
Ames, IA USA - Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 09:05:16 (EDT)
I am the author of the new book "Power, Passion and Beauty- The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra." I want to publicly thank Steve for his wonderful contributions to the book. "PPB" is now available at abstractlogix.com, amazon.com, johnmclaughlin.com, janhammer.com and in stores in the U.S. such as Borders, Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, Newbury Comics and many other fine book and music stores. Read more about the book at www.myspace.com/mahavishnubook
Natick, MA USA - Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 10:07:18 (EDT)
Hi Steve! Got interested in learning about you after reading what you wrote on
Chris Standring's website "An interview with legendary jazz guitarist Steve
Khan." Regards, Shad
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 02:27:22 (EDT)
Steve: I like your books "Pentatonic Khancepts" and "Chord Khancepts."
Looking forward to hearing your new album.
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 15:17:07 (EDT)
Ciao Steve! I heard your last work "THE GREEN FIELD" and I have to tell that you're simply the best! Thanks for your wonderful music and I hope to see you performing here in Rome very soon! ITALY WANTS YOU!
Roma, Italy - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 19:15:35 (EDT)
Hi Steve....Yesssss!....I am FINALLY getting around to thanking you for the advance copy of "THE GREEN FIELD"..and to letting you know I can now (ALMOST!) communicate by your preffered medium. After 28 years of correspondence by SNAIL, this could be just O.K.!!!!!! Regards, John Paine!!!
Kew, Vic. Australia - Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 22:38:01 (EDT)
Just a note to say hello. I hope that all is well with you. Keep up the good work and great music.
Lindenwold, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 14:02:41 (EDT)
This site is representative of a great musician's hard work and unselfish generosity. The work itself is inspiring and everyone will learn something from it.
Sterling Heights, MI USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 20:09:08 (EDT)
Hi Steve, I've been listening to "THE GREEN FIELD" for about the 50th time, and it just keeps getting better and better! At first, the recording sounded just as good as all of your recordings. But the more I really listen to this recording, it's like you've developed a whole new sound. The way the drums and percussion play as 'one' is amazing. And your solos truly travel into new harmonic territory.
The best track is "The Green Field" - its development is so sophisticated . So many 'abstract' recordings are just that - abstact. But this one makes so much sense - it's like a very sophisticated abstract painting. If that track doesn't put you into the jazz 'hall-of-fame' I don't know what will. It would be interesting to see you do a whole album with tracks like that one - probably impossible to do today with the way marketing people think, but it would be great. Thanks for the great music, and I hope you're enjoying lots of success with it. Blake
Lake Hopatcong, NJ USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 16:25:03(EDT)
Hi Steve: Just wanted to take a moment of your time to thank you for the "Khan's Korner" portion of your site. I'm working on finishing my college degree after playing electric bass professionally for 15 years or so. I've always kicked around on guitar and keys, though. I was introduced to your work years ago with Eyewitness, as I'm a diehard Anthony Jackson nut.
The "Korner" presents advanced, high level stuff that can only be generated by a person with the experience and knowledge you have. I've learned so much useful and inspiring stuff from it. There's almost nobody in your position that offers the insight, analysis and know-how that you provide without some sort of price of admission. I'm grateful that you have the generosity to share this and feel the need to thank you for it. Blessings, Tony Renaud
Sanibel, FL USA - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 14:29:16 (EDT)
Hi Steve, please put in the Khan's Korner the leadsheet to "Dedicated to You." Wonderful harmony and nice playing! Excuse my bad English :) Hope all the best for you.
Gubbio, Italy - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:01:13 (EDT)
Steve, I left a post several months ago saying I had heard a track from "THE GREEN FIELD"
on the radio. Well I just wanted to let you know that I'm still wiggin' out over
the CD. It is all good! Right now, I am listening to "Riot," love the percussion,
love the sound of your guitar. I remember listen to "Riot" in High School(long
time ago). You do it justice. Seems to me, you are not just rehashing old
standards in a traditional way, but breaking new ground for the instrument. Keep
up the good work. When are you coming to San Diego? Or anywhere in So. Cal for that
matter. Best wishes to you and yours. Jeff
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:12:14 (EDT)
A belated "Happy Birthday" to you, Steve, and congratulations on releasing yet
another landmark recording in your catalog, it's beautiful, baby!!! But can we
expect anything less? :-) All the best, RF
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 06:30:37 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, great Steve! We wish you all the best of everything! God bless you forever!
Domenico, Denise, Roberta, Paolo, & André
GGM Studios Staff
Milano, Italy - Friday, April 28, 2006 at 05:33:22 (EDT)
Love your new album "THE GREEN FIELD." When do you come to Holland for a live show? Look forward to it.
Groningen, Netherlands - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 05:21:34 (EDT)
Steve, I just wanted to let you know that I consistently draw inspiration from your approach and playing. About one year ago, I became disinterested in Jazz for awhile, but listening to your CDs again("LET'S CALL THIS" and "CROSSINGS") reminded me what drew me to the music in the first place. Since then, my love of Jazz has grown back to where it was, and possibly more. I am planning on picking-up your new album soon.
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, April 03, 2006 at 19:17:45 (EDT)
After I heard "THE BLUE MAN" record I was in love with Steve's sound and still love it today...His jazz style with the rock guitar overtones is just awesome...Makes me want to fire up my axe and wail!
Green Bay, WI USA - Friday, March 31, 2006 at 19:25:20 (EST)
Hey Steve, I was in tears as I read your most/least Favorites list. Good to have a sense of humor. Never saw u live, I remember listening to "THE BLUE MAN" years ago. Great! Also, your chord book on comping(using top 3, 4 strings) is invaluable. And, I'm not the only one using light gauge strings on an acoustic. Ah, validation. "And I was like, and like.....I'm like outta here....like..."
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 09:00:24 (EST)
Dude, this site rocks! I am just starting out as a Jazz guitarist. I play in my school Jazz band, and I did some regional Jazz, and all that stuff, but this site is incredible. I love it. Keep up the good work.
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, March 20, 2006 at 14:17:04 (EST)
Great to see "THE GREEN FIELD" in the Jazz new releases at our community station here in Southern Maine, WMPG-FM 90.9. Many thanks to whoever is on top of getting discs out to little stations that love Jazz. I love "Cosecha..."; also played "Sanctuary/Nefertiti" and "Eronel". Steve, I've played a tune of yours at least every other weekly show since "THE BLUE MAN" way back when, about 25 yrs. ago I'm guessing. Thank you for the wonderful new disc! Had a call from a fan who has also followed your career since Eyewitness. Goes to show that there are a lot of us out there. Hope all is well! JD
Portland, ME USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 13:49:51 (EST)
Steve: Great show last night on Bill's "Jazz Guitar Factory." Love the new CD! Good luck getting your prizes for knowing all those Wes tunes.
Hickory, NC USA - Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 04:34:40 (EST)
Felicitaciones de todo corazón! Estaba segura que lo harías...Todo el éxito y la felicidad para tí.
Caracas, Venezuela - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 15:24:25 (EST)
Steve: Heard a cut from the new CD on KSDS Jazz 88.3! I was in my car, and just
parked, and I just had to sit there and check it out for a few minutes. Just amazing. Thank you! Hope you make it down here to So. Cal. some time. Thanks again. Jeff
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 01:11:08 (EST)
Steve, I just heard the title track from the new album on XM. It is a brilliant
masterpiece. Jack's drumming is astounding!! Will you be supporting the U.S.
release with a tour? If so, I hope you make a stop at Yoshi's in Oakland. Thanks
for the truly great music.
Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 17:56:51 (EST)
Got the new CD, the Weather Update DVD, and, as icing on the cake, I received the
mousepad. Thanks Steve as always!
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 10:34:22 (EST)
I'm so happy to hear that your new album was released. And I do hope that the original Eyewitness concept albums will be re-released.
Tokyo, Japan - Monday, January 09, 2006 at 09:04:21 (EST)
FELIZ 2006 Steve!!! I want to wish you and your family a safe & prosperous New Year!!!
Can't wait to listen to the new CD.
L D Adonis
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 08:40:16 (EST)
I am happy that "THE GREEN FIELD" is finally out. I will buy a copy IMMEDIATELY.
"GOT MY MENTAL" is one of my all-time favorite jazz discs, so I'm pumped to
listen to the new one. Happy New Year Steve. Come play in Texas!
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 13:44:34 (EST)
I like your music very much, your transcriptions are really perfect, I hope I can find your new CD in my country.
All the best, Peter
Budapest, Hungary - Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 04:52:30 (EST)
Feliz Navidad a Steve, saludos desde Caracas, Venezuela
Biella Da Costa
Caracas, Venezuela - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 08:02:48 (EST)
Thank you very much for giving me a wonderful Christmas present, "THE GREEN FIELD." I can not find a suitable adjective to describe how I feel about the wonderful music. One serious complaint...please start recording of a new CD as soon as possible. I can not wait for it another 9 years. Lastly, I very much enjoyed reading the interview in "JAZZ LIFE" that was issued on the same day with the CD. I thank "JAZZ LIFE" for the transcription of several songs!!!
Osaka, Japan - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 05:14:39 (EST)