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Steve Khan

The son of lyricist Sammy Cahn, Steve Khan is best-known for his fusion records, but has proven on several occasions that he is able to also play more straight-ahead. He originally performed piano and drums, not really starting on electric guitar until he was 20. After graduating from U.C.L.A. in 1969, Khan shifted to NY and worked gradually in jazz, pop, and R&B configurations, including with Maynard Ferguson, Pal Affluent, the Brecker Brothers, Joe Zawinul’s Climate Update, with fellow guitarist Larry Coryell. In 1981, he shaped the quartet Eyewitness, which done an intermittent basis through the entire 1980s. Steve Khan’s most interesting recordings certainly are a 1980 single exploration of Thelonious Monk music for Novus along with a trio outing for Bluemoon called Let’s Contact This (1991).

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