STEPS AHEAD Steppin Out LP Vinyl NEW 2016
'Steppin' Out' sees the return of one of the classic bands of the fusion era. One of the most popular Jazz bands of the 1980's and 1990's was undoubtedly Steps Ahead. 'Steppin' Out' is the first studio recording by a Steps Ahead alumni band for several years and features Mike Mainieri (vibraphone), Bill Evans (saxophones), Chuck Loeb (guitar), Tom Kennedy (bass) and Steve Smith (drums). Joining the group on this album is the renowned WDR Big Band Cologne, led by arranger and conductor Michael Abene and who adds a new dimension to the music, mostly written by Mike Mainieri. Steps classics such as Pools, Sara's Touch, Oops or Trains can be heard on this superb new recording.