STEPS AHEAD
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 1986
STEPS AHEAD: MAGNETIC
ELEKTRA RECORDS, 9 60441-2(CD)
(P)(C)1986 ELEKTRA/ASYLUM RECORDS, USA
RELEASED: 1986, USA
CREDITS (productions) :
Produced by Steps Ahead, except
"Magnetic Love" producer: George Duke, Mike Mainieri, Scott Martin
Production and technical co-ordination: Dennis Alichwer
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Art Direction: Bob Defrin, Carol Bobolts; Design: Carol Bobolts
Cover photograph realized with the oarticioation of David Dimitri and
The Big Apple Circus, NYC
CD Mastering by Barry Diament, Atlantic Studios
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Recording Engineers: Neil Dorfsman, Rick Kerr
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Malcolm Pollack
Assistant Engineers: Rick Begin, Ken Steiger, Jamie Chaleff
Recorded at Bear Track Studios, Suffern, N.Y. and Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.
Mixed at Power Station, N.Y.
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Recording and Mixing Engineer: James Farber; Assistant Engineer: Scott Ansell
Recorded and Mixed at Skyline Studios, N.Y.
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Recording Engineers: Joe Barbaria; Mixing Engineer: Michel Sauvage
Assistant Engineer: Bridget Daly
Recorded and Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.
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Recording Engineers: Malcolm Pollack, Jay Rifkin, Joe Barbaria
Mixing Engineer: Michael Beauer
Assistant Engineers: Bridget Daly, Jamie Chaleff, Robin Lane
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.; Mixed at The Village Recorder, West L.A.
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Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman; Mixing Engineer: Tom Lord-Alge
Assistant Engineers: Rick Begin, Tim Purvis, Kevin Killian
Recorded at Bear Track Studios, Suffern, N.Y. and Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.
Mixed at Unique Recording, N.Y.
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Recording Engineer: Andrew Heermans; Mixing Engineer: Tom Lord-Alge
Assistant Engineer: Tim Purvis
Recorded at Planet Sound, N.Y.; Mixed at Unique Recording, N.Y.
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Recording Engineer: James Farber; Mixing Engineer: Malcolm Pollack
Assistant Engineers: Scott Ansell, Ken Steiger
Recorded at Skyline Studios, N.Y.; Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.
CREDITS (musicians) :
- Steps Ahead -
Mike Mainieri: synthi-vibe (on 1,2,3,6,8) vibes (on 7)
keyboards (on 1,2,4) synthesizers (on 5,9)
Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone (on 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9)
Steiner EWI (on 1,3,4,6,7)
Oberheim Xpande (on 2,3,4,7)
Chuck Loeb: electric guitar (on 1,2,3,6,7,8)
acoustic guitar (on 1)
guitar synthesizer (on 1,2,3,6)
Victor Bailey: bass (on 1,2,3,6,7,8)
Peter Erskine: drums (on 1,2,3,6,8) percussion (on 1,2,6,7)
synthesizers (on 7,8)
- additional musicians -
Kenny Kirkland: synthesizers (on 1)
Scott Martin: synthesizers (on 5,9)
Mitchel Forman: synthesizers (on 7)
Warren Bernhardt: acoustic piano/synthesizers (on 8)
Hiram Bullock: guitar (on 1)
Paul Jackson, Jr.: guitar (on 5,9)
Dianne Reeves: lead vocals (on 5,9)
Diva Gray: background vocals (on 5,9)
Janis Pendarvis: background vocals (on 5,9)
Jocelyn Brown: background vocals (on 5,9)
Andy Topeka: Synclavier sampling (on 5,9)
Robby Kilgore: synthesizer programming (on 1,2,3,6)
Oberheim Xpander programming (on 7)
piano (on 6)
Phil Ashley: synthesizer programming (on 4)
synthesizer/sequencing (on 5,9)
Jimmy Bralower: drum programming (on 5,6,9)
TRACKS (total time 47:53) :
1. Trains (7:31) [Mike Mainieri]
Mike Mainieri, synthi-vibe, keyboards; Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, tenor saxophone; Kenny Kirkland, synthesizers; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Chuck Loeb, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, guitar synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, acoustic drums, electric drums, percussion; Robby Kilgore, synthesizer programming
Recording Engineers: Neil Dorfsman, Rick Kerr, Malcolm Pollack; Mixing Engineer: Malcolm Pollack; Assistant Engineers: Rick Begin, Ken Steiger, Jamie Chaleff; Recorded at Bear Track Studios, Suffern, NY and Electric Lady Studios, NY; Mixed at Power Station, NY
2. Beirut (8:15) [V.Bailey, M.Brecker, P.Erskine, C.Loeb, M.Mainieri]
Mike Mainieri, synthi-vibes, keyboards; Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, Oberheim Xpander; Chuck Loeb, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, acoustic drums, electric drums, percussion; Robby Kilgore, synthesizer programming
Recording and Mixing Engineer: James Farber; Assistant Engineer: Scott Ansell; Recorded and Mixed at Skyline Studios, NY
3. Cajun (6:16) [Michael Brecker]
Mike Mainieri, synthi-vibes; Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, Oberheim Xpander, tenor saxophone; Chuck Loeb, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, drums; Robby Kilgore, synthesizer programming
Recording and Mixing Engineer: James Farber; Assistant Engineer: Scott Ansell; Recorded and mixed at Skyline Studios, NY
4. In a Sentimental Mood (3:30) [Duke Ellington]
Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, Oberheim Xpander; Mike Mainieri, keyboards; Phil Ashley, synthesizer programming
Recording Engineers: Joe Barbaria; Mixing Engineer: Michel Sauvage; Assistant Engineer: Bridget Daly; Recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios, NY
5. Magnetic Love (5:33) [Mike Mainieri, Scott Martin]
Phil Ashley, synthesizers, sequencung; Jimmy Bralower, drum programming; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Paul Jackson,Jr., guitar; Mike Mainieri, synthesizers; Scott Martin, synthesizers; Andy Topeka, Synclavier sampling; Dianne Reeves, lead vocals; Diva Gray, Janis Pendarvis, Jocelyn Brown, background vocals
Recording Engineers: Malcolm Pollack, Jay Rifkin, Joe Barbaria; Mixing Engineer: Michael Beauer; Assistant Engineers: Bridget Daly, Jamie Chaleff, Robin Lane; Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.; Mixed at The Village Recorder, West
6. Sumo (5:50) [Michael Brecker]
Mike Mainieri, synthi-vibes; Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, tenor saxophone; Chuck Loeb, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, drums, percussion; Robby Kilgore, synthesizer programming, piano; Jimmy Bralower, drum programming
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman; Mixing Engineer: Tom Lord-Alge; Assistant Engineers: Rick Begin, Tim Purvis, Kevin Killian; Recorded at Bear Track Studios, Suffern, NY and Electric Lady Studios, NY; Mixed at Unique Recording, NY
7. All the Tea in China (5:05) [Peter Erskine]
Mike Mainieri, vibes; Michael Brecker, Steiner EWI, Oberheim Xpander, tenor saxophone; Mitchel Forman, synthesizers; Chuck Loeb, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, synthesizers, percussion; Robby Kilgore, Oberheim Xpander programming
Recording Engineer: Andrew Heermans; Mixing Engineer: Tom Lord-Alge; Assistant Engineer: Tim Purvis; Recorded at Planet Sound, NY; Mixed at Unique Recording, NY
8. Something I Said (4:23) [Peter Erskine]
Mike Mainieri, synthi-vibes; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Warren Bernhardt, acoustic piano, synthesizers; Chuck Loeb, guitar; Victor Bailey, bass; Peter Erskine, drums, synthesizers
Recording Engineer: James Farber; Mixing Engineer: Malcolm Pollack; Assistant Engineers: Scott Ansell, Ken Steiger; Recorded at Skyline Studios, NY; Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, NY
9. Reprise (Magnetic Love) (1:15) [Mike Mainieri, Scott Martin]
Phil Ashley, synthesizers, sequencung; Jimmy Bralower, drum programming; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Paul Jackson,Jr., guitar; Mike Mainieri, synthesizers; Scott Martin, synthesizers; Andy Topeka, Synclavier sampling; Dianne Reeves, lead vocals; Diva Gray, Janis Pendarvis, Jocelyn Brown, background vocals
Recording Engineers: Malcolm Pollack, Jay Rifkin, Joe Barbaria; Mixing Engineer: Michael Beauer; Assistant Engineers: Bridget Daly, Jamie Chaleff, Robin Lane; Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NY; Mixed at The Village Recorder, West
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