Steps Ahead

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Steps Ahead (originally known as simply Steps - see Steps (3)) is a jazz-fusion group and the brainchild of vibraphonist Mike Mainieri. According to the liner notes of "Steps Ahead", the group's 1983 debut album (for worldwide release), 'Steps began as a part-time venture in 1979 at Seventh Avenue South, New York City nightclub.'

Group members, 1989: Mike Mainieri, Bendik Hofseth, Steve Khan, Tony Levin, Steve Smith (5).
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Albums

9 60168-1, 60168-1 Steps Ahead - Steps Ahead album art Steps Ahead Steps Ahead (Album) Elektra Musician, Elektra Musician 9 60168-1, 60168-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
60351-1-E Steps Ahead - Modern Times album art Steps Ahead Modern Times (Album) Elektra Musician 60351-1-E US 1984 Sell This Version
60441-1 Steps Ahead - Magnetic album art Steps Ahead Magnetic (Album) Elektra 60441-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
C4 - 91354 Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. album art Steps Ahead N.Y.C. (Album) Capitol Records, Intuition Records C4 - 91354 US 1989 Sell This Version
NYC 6001 2 Steps Ahead - Yin-Yang album art Steps Ahead Yin-Yang (Album) NYC Records NYC 6001 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
NYC 6006-2 Steps Ahead - Live In Tokyo 1986 album art Steps Ahead - Michael BreckerMike MainieriMike SternDaryl Jones*Steve Smith (5) Steps Ahead - Michael BreckerMike MainieriMike SternDaryl Jones*Steve Smith (5) - Live In Tokyo 1986 (Album) NYC Records NYC 6006-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
A-005 Steps Ahead - A-005 album art Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead / Loud Jazz Band / Alek Korecki Quartet Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead / Loud Jazz Band / Alek Korecki Quartet - A-005(CD) Jazz Á Go-go A-005 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
NYC 6012 2 Steps Ahead - Vibe album art Steps Ahead Vibe (Album) NYC Records NYC 6012 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
NYC 6033 -2 Steps Ahead - Holding Together (Live In Europe 1999) album art Steps AheadMike Mainieri, Bob Berg, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson (2), Peter Erskine Steps AheadMike Mainieri, Bob Berg, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson (2), Peter Erskine - Holding Together (Live In Europe 1999)(2xCD, Album) NYC Records NYC 6033 -2 US 2002 Sell This Version
N 77033 Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out album art Steps AheadMike Mainieri, Bill Evans (3), Chuck Loeb, Tom Kennedy (2), Steve Smith (5), WDR Big Band Cologne* Arranged & Conducted By Michael Abene Steps AheadMike Mainieri, Bill Evans (3), Chuck Loeb, Tom Kennedy (2), Steve Smith (5), WDR Big Band Cologne* Arranged & Conducted By Michael Abene - Steppin' Out (Album) Jazzline N 77033 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0-66965 Steps Ahead - Radio-Active album art Steps Ahead Radio-Active (Single) Elektra 0-66965 US 1984 Sell This Version
ED 5156 Steps Ahead - Trains / Magnetic Love / All The Tea In China album art Steps Ahead Trains / Magnetic Love / All The Tea In China(12", EP, Promo) Elektra ED 5156 US 1986 Sell This Version
TLKDJ4 Steps Ahead - Get It (The Rap Remix) album art Steps Ahead Get It (The Rap Remix)(12") Talkin' Loud TLKDJ4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NYC 6001 8 Steps Ahead - Praise album art Steps Ahead Praise(CD, Single) NYC Records NYC 6001 8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

CACD 8055-3 Steps Ahead - Ludwigsburger Jazztage album art Chick Corea, Oregon, Kenny Werner Trio, Kenny Werner's Uncovered Hearts* Feat. Randy Brecker And Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Joshua Redman Quartet, Joe Lovano's Universal Language* Chick Corea, Oregon, Kenny Werner Trio, Kenny Werner's Uncovered Hearts* Feat. Randy Brecker And Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Joshua Redman Quartet, Joe Lovano's Universal Language* - Ludwigsburger Jazztage (Comp) Chaos CACD 8055-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version

Videos

VAL-3822 Steps Ahead - Live Tokyo 86 album art Steps Ahead Live Tokyo 86 VideoArts VAL-3822 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
IDVD 1031 Steps Ahead - In Europe album art Steps Ahead In Europe (Album) Idem Home Video IDVD 1031 Andorra 2002 Sell This Version
EREDV322 Steps Ahead - RIT  Special  (Lee Ritenour Llve) / Steps Ahead (Live in Tokyo) album art Lee Ritenour, Steps Ahead Lee Ritenour, Steps Ahead - RIT Special (Lee Ritenour Llve) / Steps Ahead (Live in Tokyo) (Comp) Eagle Vision EREDV322 North America (inc Mexico) 2003 Sell This Version
60363 Steps Ahead - Copenhagen Live album art Steps Ahead Copenhagen Live(DVD-V) Storyville Films 60363 Europe 2003 Sell This Version