Steppin' Out (George Howard album)

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Steppin' Out
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Studio album by George Howard
Released 1984
Genre Jazz
Length 35:51
Label Palo Alto Records (1984)
GRP Records (1992)
Producer Al Evers
George Howard chronology
Asphalt Gardens
(1984)
Steppin' Out
(1984)
Dancing in the Sun
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Steppin' Out is the second studio album released by jazz saxophonist George Howard. It was first released as an LP record in 1984 by Palo Alto Records and reached as high as #9 on the Billboard magazine Top Jazz Albums list for that year. When Howard rejoined GRP Records in 1990, they acquired the rights to previous albums by him and released this album on compact disc in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Steppin' Out" (Howard) - 6:15
  2. "Philly Talk" (Burke, Gant, Howard, Williams) - 5:06
  3. "A Tear of Spring" (Howard) - 5:34
  4. "Dr. Rock" (Gant, Howard) - 4:40
  5. "Human Nature" (Bettis, Porcaro) - 5:28
  6. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (Lennox, Stewart) - 3:48
  7. "Dream Ride" (Gant, Howard, Reklaw) - 5:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Keni Burke, Nathan East - bass guitar
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - percussion, drums, timbales
  • Dean Gant - producer, synthesizer, arranger, keyboards, mixing
  • George Howard - percussion, arranger, sax (soprano), producer, mixing
  • Curtis King, Brenda White - vocals (background)
  • David Williams - guitar

Production:

  • Andy Baltimore - creative director
  • Joan Ingoldsby Brown, Scott Johnson, Sonny Mediana, Andy Ruggirello, Dan Serrano - design
  • Katy Cavanaugh, Herb Wong - art direction
  • Joseph Doughney, Michael Landy, Adam Zelinka - post production
  • Al Evers - executive producer
  • Joe Ferla, Wally Grant - engineer, mixing
  • George Horn - mastering
  • Doreen Kalcich, Michael Pollard - production coordination
  • Darryl Pitt - photography

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard 200 178
1984 Top Jazz Albums 9
1984 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 39

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