Guestbook archive 8. This archive takes us from January 2007 through December 2007. Return to the current Guestbook here.
¡¡¡Enhorabuena por esa nominación al Grammy!!! "BORROWED TIME" y tú se lo merecen. Y aquí: no acaba esto, ¡¡Vamos a ganar!! Saludos desde las Islas Khanarias.
Isabel y Felipe
Las Palmas, Spain - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 06:31:26 (EST)
First encountered Steve as a solo artist with my first chance(2:00 AM) playing of "THE BLUE MAN" as a 19 year old Jazz disc jockey at KGOU, Norman('79) - pulled it out because the Folon cover caught my eye: have loved the work ever since with "CASA LOCO" being a sentimental favorite: very happy to have found this site. Best regards, and Happy Holidays!!!
Steve Klein
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 00:36:02 (EST)
Thanks for the Brecker transcriptions and the analyses, and of course, your wonderful playing and inspiration.
Jerry Jones
Clio, MI USA - Monday, November 12, 2007 at 14:11:02 (EST)
Steve: I am very happy to see you recording your own projects again. "THE GREEN FIELD" and "BORROWED TIME" are just fantastic albums! Looking forward to your "live" release in '08. Good guitar never goes out of style, and neither will you, my friend. Peace.
Tim McGlasson
Visalia, CA USA - Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 15:01:54 (EST)
Saludos desde Zaragoza! Le deseo los mejores éxitos en su carrera musical. Gracias!
Gabriel Villuendas
Zaragoza, Aragon Spain - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 01:43:48 (EST)
I haven't heard your music yet, but I'm very familiar with a lot of the people you've played with. I will be in contact as soon as I pick-up one of your CDs!!
Gene Melisky
Bridgeport, CT USA - Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 19:25:33 (EDT)
Hola Steve, vi tu página me parecio muy linda, estoy realmente asombrada porque el Jazz es genial aunque no soy fanatica, no he escuchado mucha música de este tipo, pero lo hare ya que es interesante. Te envio un abrazo y muchos éxitos. Angela
Angela Garcia
Bogotá, Colombia - Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:08:39 (EDT)
I recently bought "THE BLUE MAN" to replace the LP I had some years ago. Can't believe how brilliant it made me feel to listen to it again. Thanks a lot for giving us such beautiful music.
Sue Crauford
Edinburgh, Scotland - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 15:26:15 (EDT)
Hi Steve, being a sax man, my second love is guitar. I was weened on "THE BLUE MAN" in the late '70s. I still have the LP but no "turntable" - LOL. I still think your playing style is as good as ever, and continue to listen to you almost 30 years later. Never put down your AXE! You Rock!
Chris James
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:45:10 (EDT)
Even as a Jazz bassist, I've loved your playing as far back as before the Brecker Brothers "BACK TO BACK"; but I know, as I am heading to 50, as a musician, who can hear objectively, even now, when I listen to your new music, you have something rare which has nothing to do with chops, techniques, harmony, melody or passion, or skills. Perhaps because I hear differently now, and, as I am busy, I don't always have time to read profiles, but I read yours, and I know why you were voted as one of the best. You have the same quality Metheny and the others have, because I recognize it. Interpretation in any situation. Anyone can sit down and get chops, but heart and interpretation is the sign of a great musician, and that is done by passion, drive, love, motivation, determination, and the hard yards - experience, and the RAREST - musical compassion. Most great musicians do not realize that they teach through their music to the ones who take the time to hear, not to just listen. You have been a musical 'friend' for most of my life, while I may never play with you, even though I certainly may have the heart and the skills - I just thought you should know that your musicality and influence have transcended your instrument, as sure as Coltrane and Miles did. My most sincere thanks and respect, Andy
Andy Atwill
Auckland, New Zealand - Monday, September 17, 2007 at 08:45:12 (EDT)
I remember Steve's '70s album as one of my beginnings into Jazz music - I loved them at the time. Does anyone know who did the artwork on the albums "THE BLUE MAN"; "ARROWS" or "TIGHTROPE"? I had to sell my LPs years ago. Thanks for the great music Steve!
Rick Thomson
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, August 27, 2007 at 13:57:39 (EDT)
Wonderful music! Always beautiful, always tasteful. You are truly a gift to the guitar, and music.
Andy Delgado
Gilbert, AZ USA - Monday, August 06, 2007 at 13:13:31 (EDT)
You're one of my favorites!
Marco Donati
Mantova, Italy - Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 16:31:20 (EDT)
Steve: I have to say that the sound you created for the melodies on both "Squids" and "Tabula Rasa" from the Brecker Bros. rather uneven recording, "DON'T STOP THE MUSIC" really defined an important part of their overall sound. You seem to downplay that aspect of your work, but your sound - with that old 'Tele' - was more powerful than you imagined. I would urge all the "Fusioneers" out there to check out those tracks. In the meantime, "BORROWED TIME" is totally killin'!!!
Brock Sears
Coral Gables, FL USA - Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 12:02:22 (EDT)
Brilliance!!! Boy Steve...Everytime I hear "THE BLUE MAN" I am even more impressed. It is so great I think I am going to take a copy of it with me to my grave! Everything on that album just fits so right with everything else. It's like listening to a "Greatest Hits" album. Every song is a treasure. Best regards....
Larry Jensen
Green Bay, WI USA - Friday, July 13, 2007 at 17:37:31 (EDT)
Steve, Love your playing and now your humor as well. I've been playing guitar since I was 8(I'm now 56) so I do know a little about the instrument. However, when I hear guys like you play, I realize how little I know. Great website! Tim
Tim Manion
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 13:02:23 (EDT)
Dear Steve: I got your new album yesterday, and have just turned off my CD player long enough to pick myself up from the floor to say, "WHOAH!!! INCREDIBLE!!!" Man, not only is your writing just fantastic, your playing is so inspiring. Your phrasing is so beautiful. It is SO complete, right from the heart. Thanks, you've really given us a thing of beauty!!! Back to my headphones. Hope to you see sometime. Best, Duncan
Duncan Cleary
Croton-on-Hudson, NY USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 19:23:31 (EDT)
Steve, I've always loved your records. Ran into your website, it's great, serious fun. Check out the movies "RIFIFI" and "NOWHERE IN AFRICA" or, the CD, "GUITAR GROOVE" by René Thomas! Felicidades y salud! Gonchi
Gonchi Sifre
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 10:37:53 (EDT)
Steve: So, I'm in the gym at work earlier today listening to XM's "Beyond Jazz." I'm not listening intently, but I hear this guitar solo begin, and there was this absolutely distinctive accent on a chord. I said immediately. "That's Steve!" So I run over to the receiver to see if I'm right, and, lo and behold, there it was on the display, Khan and Mounsey, "Peanut Soup." Nice long solo! I heard you drag the time there towards the end swinging it a bit. I tuned into the song after that point. Great tune! Was that a collaborative composition? Hope all is well. Rod
Rod Catapano
West Hempstead, NY USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2007 at 15:58:53 (EDT)
Greetings from your Jazz DJ friend in Maine. Just found "BORROWED TIME" in the new release stacks. I'm playing "Face Value" right now as I type this(in fact, I'm red-lining the VU meters, big time!). Can't wait to check out the rest, Steve. Congratulations on what is sure to be another outstanding project. Come visit sometime! - JohnnyD -
John Dennison
Portland, ME USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2007 at 11:05:58 (EDT)
Hi Steve: Congratulations on all your exceptional work and research in music. Your website is just fantastic! We guitarists and musicians are fortunate to have such great information, and transcriptions at our disposition. All the best from your new friend from Rio!!! See ya, João
João Gaspar
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil - Sunday, June 03, 2007 at 19:51:32 (EDT)
Hello Mr.Khan: Allow me to express to you my admiration of your creativity, and most unique approach to music. Your music has opened the door to jazz for me. There is no day that I did not recollect it :) Could I ask you to please listen to my music at my site? For me, it would be a great honor. I wish you good health, and Peace. Thanks for everything. With great respect, Alim
Alim Nastaev
Rostov-on-Don, Russia - Sunday, June 03, 2007 at 16:05:07 (EDT)
Hey Steve: Looking forward to the new album. Any gigs in NYC coming up? Thanks!
Mike Panico
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 11:37:52 (EDT)
Hola Steve!!! ¿Que te pasa? I can't wait to get your new CD "BORROWED TIME." I play the "THE GREEN FIELD" in my Jeep all the time. Happy 60th!!! ¡¡Felicidades!! All is well here. "Blanca" is doing fine....Keep in touch!!
L D Adonis
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 10:26:15 (EDT)
Dear Sir: I am from Italy, and I am an oncologist surgeon, and, I try to play jazz guitar. Yesterday, for the first time, I had in my hands a CD of yours(the new one I think), "BORROWED TIME." It was great, thank you very much. Sincerely yours, Luca
Luca Martella
Aviano, Italy - Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 11:19:51 (EDT)
Hey Steve - Happy 60th! I've been real curious to hear what you meant by the 'differences' on the new CD, and I love the different colors - the nylon and steel-string acoustic guitars, flügelhorn, bass clarinet, tabla, tamboura, nice keyboards, etc., etc.; and, you also kept plenty of what I liked about "THE GREEN FIELD" - especially the 'harmonizer guitar'(the Korg box, I guess?), the subtle vibrato bar Strat-u-lation, and the 335 thick-tones, with the cool voicings and lines. The two tunes you wrote are my favorites - especially "El Faquir" with you and Bob playing lines together, and then hearing Bob's cool bass clarinet lines in such an unusual setting, followed by the groove change, and 'patented Khan dreamscape guitar'(with and without the Korg box!); and the way you focus on the groove & harmony vibe.
    I'm also a big fan of McCoy Tyner, and you give us two doses here - one of my old favorites in "Hymn Song" and, another I'm not familiar with in "Blues for Ball" but, they both are groove manifesto-vals!!
    Jack always amazes me with his instincts for rhythmic permutations & combinations - not only is he gifted with amazing physical dexterity, but he must be a 'closet mathematician' or statistician to be able to create and organize those themes and variations of the permutations! Jack says more by just beating his sticks together than most drummers do with a whole 'forest' of drums and cymbals - and I think most folks would agree that Jack's the best candidate for 'most creative user of metal objects that resemble cymbals.' To sum it up, as we say here in the South: "You 'done good' - really, really good!" All the best to you, and I hope that "BORROWED TIME" gets the attention it richly deserves!

Tom Coerver
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 11:00:42 (EDT)
Happy belated 60th! Very insightful piece on turning 60. I can't wait for "BORROWED TIME." Tell whoever's working on it to STEP ON IT! And thanks for all the great music over the decades.
Tom Casagrande
Houston, TX USA - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 19:03:45 (EDT)
Hi, Steve, just want to send you my belated Birthday wishes. Your music seems to bring even more inspiration to me with each passing year. Looking forward to your new release. Happy birthday!
Rohn Flores
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 07:19:51 (EDT)
Belated Happy birthday Steve, Sólo para agradecerte por tanta linda inspiración músical que tú nos regalas. Que Dios te bendiga ricamente!! Un abrazo, Andre
Andre Avelino
Arlington, TN USA - Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 22:38:08 (EDT)
Steve: Just wanted to thank you for all the great music, all these years! And, I hope for many more to come. I miss all of them too: Ray Barretto; Don Alias; and Mike Brecker! Their music will always be in my heart! God bless you and them!!! Peace always!!!
Benny Rodríguez
New York, NY USA - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 10:33:16 (EDT)
I eat shrimp tails too. Always have. First CD I bought of yours was while living in New Zealand - "CROSSINGS." Have nearly all of them now. Hard to pick my favorite songs you have done, but the 2 I play most are: "Little Sunflower" and, "I Have Dreamed." I just want to say thanks.
Mark Duke
Sandy, UT - Monday, March 26, 2007 at 23:48:36 (EST)
"EYEWITNESS" is sublime. It's one of those records you want to listen to over and over. Everyone enjoy Steve's wonderful genetic gift/hard work.
Ross Chatwin
Gold Coast, Qld. Australia - Thursday, March 01, 2007 at 04:24:24 (EST)
I have been a dedicated listener to your music since The Brecker Bros. Band. Thanks for your music and for the transcriptions section that I recommend to my students. God bless you.
Jorge Barnet
Funchal-Caracas, Portugal-Venezuela - Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 18:26:58 (EST)
How are you doing? A short message to say that I went recently to HMV(London), and I got "THE GREEN FIELD." It's marvelous and it was the last one in the shop, so I hope this means the record is doing well. I suppose that the guitar you used is the '335' - amazing sound!!! Hope you are well.
Guillermo Hill
London, England - Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 06:54:39 (EST)
It is through your website that I first learned of Michael Brecker's passing. You paid him a fine tribute. In the last twenty years, I saw him perform no less than five times, from the Blue Note in New York to the Hollywood Bowl in California. He will be missed. On another note, I am excited about your forthcoming release "BORROWED TIME." Hope all goes well. All the best Steve.
Nick Quiason
San Jose, CA USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2007 at 00:53:48 (EST)
I just got "THE GREEN FIELD" and it is fantabulous. I love the floating tones from Steve, and the chord voicings and lines are butter and fluid. I love the acoustic bass and Jack's unique 'rain forest'(in my mind) drumming. A nice, warm and drifting ride on a cold winter day. It also evokes my favorite memories of ECM artists like Abercrombie, Gateway, etc., etc. in the dreamscape sections. Great vibe!
Tom Coerver
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 15:49:41 (EST)
Hola Steve!! Feliz 2007!!! I got "THE GREEN FIELD" for Christmas: Great Album!! I also got a Washburn Idol W167Pro semi-hollow body, sounds and plays great!! Reading linear notes, and reading lead sheets for some of the tunes of your new album. I hope/wish ALL the best for you in the upcoming year!!!
L D Adonis
Tampa, FL USA - Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 09:48:47 (EST)
Hi Steve, Just a note to say hell-o. Just came across your website, but I'm a long-time fan. Into jazz, fusion, and hard rock(especially instrumental). When are you going to visit the Carolinas(hopefully Charlotte)? Best of luck, and Happy New Year! Ray
Ray Otstott
Charlotte, NC USA - Monday, January 01, 2007 at 23:41:42 (EST)