|Birth name||Steven Harris Cahn|
|Born||April 28, 1947|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion|
|Labels||Columbia, Novus, Antilles, Denon, GRP, Mesa/Bluemoon, Verve, Evidence, Tone Center|
|Associated acts||Eyewitness, Brecker Brothers, Joe Zawinul, Caribbean Jazz Project|
Steve Khan (born April 28, 1947) is an American jazz guitarist.
According to Steve Khan, his father, lyricist Sammy Cahn, "loved to hear of any and all versions of his songs".Thus Khan grew up in a house with music. He took piano lessons as a child and played drums for the surf rock band the Chantays. The band's guitarist exposed him to the albums Tough Talk by The Crusaders and Movin' Wes by Wes Montgomery. In his late teens he quit the drums and started playing guitar. He was a member of the R&B band Friends of Distinction, recorded with keyboardist Phil Moore, then played on the album Bullitt by Wilton Felder ("one of my heroes"). Despite his father's advice to avoid a career in the music business, he graduated from UCLA with a degree in music composition and theory.
In the early 1970s, he performed in an acoustic guitar duo with Larry Coryell and was a member of the Brecker Brothers band.As a session musician, he appeared on albums by Ashford & Simpson, Rupert Holmes, Billy Joel, and Steely Dan. He was signed to Columbia Records through the efforts of Bobby Colomby and Bob James. On his first three albums Tightrope (1977), The Blue Man (1978), and Arrows (1979), he was trying "to single-handledly keep alive the sound of the original Brecker Brothers band." His next album was Evidence (1980), which contained an eighteen-minute medley of songs by Thelonious Monk.
He has also produced recordings for fellow guitarists Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Biréli Lagrène, and Bill Connors, as well as pianist Eliane Elias
|1977||Two for the Road||Arista||Acoustic guitar duo with Larry Coryell|
|1977||Tightrope||Tappan Zee||With the Brecker Brothers, Steve Gadd, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, Jeff Mironov, Ralph MacDonald.|
|1978||The Blue Man||CBS||line-up similar to 1977|
|1979||Arrows||Columbia||similar to 1977, Rick Marotta, Gadd, Mounsey, Errol "Crusher" Bennett. David Sanborn on two tracks.|
|1980||Evidence||Arista Novus||Solo guitar with compositions by Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk.|
|1981||Eyewitness||Antilles||Eyewitness quartet with Anthony Jackson, Steve Jordan, Manolo Badrena.|
|1985||Blades||Passport||Eyewitness quartet. Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan.|
|1984||Casa Loco||Antilles||Eyewitness quartet.|
|1987||Helping Hand||Polydor||Eyewitness quartet plus Bill Evans, Clifford Carter, Neil Jason, Christopher Parker, Café, Japan only release.|
|1987||Local Color||Passport||Duo with Rob Mounsey.|
|1989||Public Access||GRP||Eyewitness quartet as Khan, Anthony Jackson, Manolo Badrena, Dave Weckl.|
|1991||Let's Call This||Blue Moon||Trio with Ron Carter and Al Foster.|
|1992||Headline||Blue Moon||Trio with Carter and Foster.|
|1997||Got My Mental||Evidence||Trio with John Patitucci and Jack DeJohnette plus four percussionists: Café, Bobby Allende, Don Alias, Marc Quiñones.|
|2005||The Green Field||Tone Center||Quartet with Patitucci, DeJohnette, Badrena, plus Roberto Quintero and Ralph Irizarry.|
|2007||Borrowed Time||Tone Center||Sextet with Patitucci, DeJohnette, Badrena, Quintero, Irizarry.|
|2008||The Suitcase: Live in Köln '94||Tone Center||Eyewitness trio with Dennis Chambers and Anthony Jackson.|
|2011||Parting Shot||Tone Center||Eyewitness quartet plus Allende, Quiñones.|
|2014||Subtext||Tone Center||Quintet with Chambers, Allende, Quiñones, Rubén Rodriguez.|
|2017||Backlog||Tone Center||Featuring Allende, Quiñones, Rodriguez, Mark Walker, Mounsey, Randy Brecker, Mintzer, Mainieri, Tatiana Parra.|
|2019||Patchwork||Tone Center||Featuring Allende, Quiñones, Rodriguez, Chambers, Mounsey, Randy Brecker, Mintzer, Tatiana Parra, Jorge Estrada.|
|Date||Main recording artist||Album||Label||Notes|
|1975||Luther Allison||Night Life||Tamla Motown|
|1977||Ashford & Simpson||Send It|
|1977||Ashford & Simpson||So So Satisfied|
|1979||Ashford & Simpson||Stay Free|
|1976||Patti Austin||End of a Rainbow|
|1977||Patti Austin||Havana Candy|
|1979||Gato Barbieri||Euphoria||A&M||Khan on one track|
|1975||Joe Beck||Beck||Kudu||Khan as second guitarist|
|1979||Joe Beck & David Sanborn||Beck & Sanborn||Kudu, CTI|
|1976||George Benson/Joe Farrell||Benson & Farrell||CTI||Khan on two tracks|
|1977||Walter Bishop Jr.||Soul Village|
|1976||Brecker Brothers||Back to Back|
|1977||Brecker Brothers||Don't Stop the Music|
|1969||Tim Buckley||Blue Afternoon|
|2000||Caribbean Jazz Project||New Horizons|
|2001||Caribbean Jazz Project||Paraiso|
|2000||Jimmy Cobb||So Nobody Else Can Hear|
|1977||Billy Cobham||Inner Conflicts|
|1978||Billy Cobham||Simplicity of Expression|
|1975||Larry Coryell||Level One||Arista||12-string guitar on title track|
|1975||Larry Coryell||Planet End||Vanguard||Guest appearance|
|1976||Larry Coryell||Aspects||Arista||Guest appearance on acoustic guitar|
|1992||Mark Egan||Beyond Words|
|1982||Donald Fagen||The Nightfly||Acoustic guitar on "New Frontier"|
|1977||Maynard Ferguson||New Vintage|
|1985||Aretha Franklin||Who's Zoomin' Who?|
|1989||Aretha Franklin||Through the Storm|
|1982||Michael Franks||Objects of Desire|
|1985||Michael Franks||Skin Dive|
|1987||Michael Franks||The Camera Never Lies|
|1993||Michael Franks||Dragonfly Summer|
|1999||Michael Franks||Barefoot on the Beach|
|1976||Grant Green||The Main Attraction|
|1977||Bob James||Heads||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1979||Bob James||Lucky Seven||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1981||Bob James||Sign of the Times||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1981||Bob James||All Around the Town||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1983||Bob James||The Genie: Themes & Variations|
from the TV Series "Taxi"
|1983||Bob James||Foxie||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1984||Bob James||12||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1987||Bob James||Obsession||Warner Bros.|
|1995||Bob James||The Swan||Tappan Zee/Columbia|
|1977||Billy Joel||The Stranger||Columbia|
|1978||Billy Joel||52nd Street||Columbia|
|1976||Hubert Laws||Romeo & Juliet||Columbia||Khan on one track|
|1977||Kenny Loggins||Celebrate Me Home|
|1981||Mike Mainieri||Wanderlust||Warner Bros.|
|1976||Steve Marcus||Sometime Other Than Now|
|2005||Jason Miles||Cozmopolitan||Jason Miles||Khan on one track. Self-released recording from 1979.|
|1969||Phil Moore Jr.||Right On||Atlantic|
|1977||Walter Murphy||Rhapsody in Blue||Private Stock||Khan on two tracks.|
|1975||Esther Phillips w/Beck||What a Diff'rence a Day Makes||Kudu, CTI||Khan on rhythm guitar|
|1976||Esther Phillips||Capricorn Princess||Kudu, CTI||Khan on three tracks.|
|1976||Esther Phillips with Beck||For All We Know||Kudu, CTI||Khan on rhythm guitar.|
|1989||Lou Rawls||At Last||Blue Note||Khan on three tracks.|
|1990||Lou Rawls||It's Supposed to Be Fun||Blue Note||Khan on three tracks.|
|1997||Philippe Saisse||Next Voyage|
|1989||Dave Samuels||Ten Degrees North|
|1998||Dave Samuels||Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute|
|1975||David Sanborn||Taking Off||Warner Bros.||Khan is main guitarist here and wrote two of the nine tracks.|
|1978||Helen Schneider||Let It Be Now|
|1988||Diane Schuur||Talkin' 'Bout You|
|1980||Don Sebesky||Sebesky Fantasy|
|1993||John Sebastian||Tar Beach|
|1978||Ben Sidran||Live at Montreux||Arista|
|1984||Ben Sidran||Bop City||Antilles, Baybridge|
|1993||Ben Sidran||Life's a Lesson||Go Jazz|
|2013||Janis Siegel||Nightsongs: A Late Night Interlude|
|1977||Phoebe Snow||Never Letting Go|
|1978||Phoebe Snow||Against the Grain|
|1977||Steely Dan||Aja||Khan on one track.|
|1988||Mike Stern||Time in Place|
|1976||Grover Washington Jr.||A Secret Place|
|1989||Kirk Whalum||The Promise|
|2005||Joe Zawinul||Weather Update|
|2003||Guillermo Carrasco||Una a la vez||eMG||Khan on guitar, tracks El Camino, El Arbol, Lucía.|
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