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Masafumi Yamamoto in Steps Ahead

Steps Ahead

1992 NR

Jazz-fusion supergroup Steps Ahead -- a quintet composed of Michael Brecker (saxophone, Steinerphone), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone, synthesizer), Darryl Jones (bass), Mike Stern (guitar) and Steve Smith (drums) -- swings in this 1986 concert film. Recorded live at Tokyo's Kan-i Hoken Hall, the playlist includes "Beirut," "Oops," "Self-Portrait," "Sumo," "Cajun," "Charlayne," "Safari" and "Trains," plus several standout solos.