Another essential CD for Bill Connors (ex-Return To Forever) fans is "Step It!", which offers prime examples of fluid, legato guitar in a Coltrane-meets-Hendrix, fusion context. Not only is Connors a silky smooth lead player, but his rhythm work is particularly intricate and inspiring. Bassist Tom Kennedy and drummer Dave Weckl also stand out - Kennedy with his poly-rhythmic stylings and Weckl with his energy, feel and panache. Produced by guitarist Steve Khan (who guest solos on "Twinkle"), "Step It!" is a super companion disc to Double Up, and also a great introduction to the work of Connors for the uninitiated. Remarkable fusion from a pioneer who can still deliver excellence.
|Bill Connors||Guitar, Mixing|
|Tom Kennedy||Electric Bass|
|Dave Weckl||Drums, Mixing|
|Steve Khan||Second Guitar on "Twinkle", Production, Mixing|
|Doug Epstein||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Jerry Gordon||Reissue Production|
|Ed O'Connor||Engineering Assistance|
|Mark Rossi||Engineering Assistance|
|Victor Deyglio||Engineering Assistance|
|David Tan||Cover Photography|
|Douglas Lichterman||Executive Production|
|Recorded at Mediasound, New York City, on June 12-13 and October 15, 1984.
Mixed at Mediasound.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.