Steps Ahead (album)

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Steps Ahead
Studio album by Steps Ahead
Released 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 46:38
Label Elektra
Producer Don Grolnick
Steps Ahead chronology
Step by Step
(1980)
Steps Ahead
(1983)
Modern Times
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Steps Ahead is the debut album by the American jazz group Steps Ahead, released on Elektra Records in 1983. The group had previously released three albums under the name Steps on Nippon Columbia (Smokin' in the Pit (1981), Step by Step (1981) and Paradox (1982)), with Don Grolnick on piano.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "The music is essentially high-quality funky fusion, with Brecker typically blowing up a storm, Mainieri often playing the synthivibe, and Elias showing some early individuality."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pools" (Don Grolnick) - 11:17
  2. "Islands" (Mike Mainieri) - 6:26
  3. "Loxodrome" (Eddie Gomez) - 5:28
  4. "Both Sides of the Coin" (Brecker, Mainieri) - 6:14
  5. "Skyward Bound" (Mainieri) - 4:05
  6. "Northern Cross" (Peter Erskine) - 5:53
  7. "Trio (An Improvisation)" (Brecker, Gomez, Mainieri) - 7:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Steps Ahead - Steps Ahead | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Yanow, S.Allmusic Review: Steps Ahead accessed 07 June 2010