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Steve Morse...

was born on 28th July 1954 in Hamilton, Ohio. He studied music at the Academy of Richmond County as well as the Aguinas High and the Augusta College, both in Augusta, Georgia.

The readers of Guitar Player has voted Morse "Best Overall Guitar Player" five years in a row (1982-1986) and thus qualifying him for the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. He has also written a column called "Open Ears" in the same magazine for a number of years.


0001

During the 1960s

Three

 
People involved
Dave Morse (drm); Steve Morse (gtr); Jerry Wooten (kbr).

While in Augusta, the Morse brothers formed one of their first bands -- a power trio à la Cream. They quickly became local celebrities in Augusta.


0002

Late 1960s to early 1975

Dixie Grit

 
People involved
Frank Britt[ingham] (vcl); Johnny Carr (kbr); Dave Morse (drm); Steve Morse (gtr); Andy West (bss).

As Three, also Dixie Grit became local celebrities around Augusta. They even made a recording, which seems to have been lost, unfortunately.


0003

1975 to 1976

Dixie Dregs

People involved
Frank Josephs (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan (vln); Andy West (bss).

The dregs of Dixie Grit, or Steve Morse and Andy West, went to Miami to study at the University there. There Morse studied for Juan Mercadal and Stan Simone, jammed with Pat Metheny. During the spring of 1975, Dixie Dregs recorded a radio promo called The Great Spectacular (not properly released until 1997). The tracks have later been re-recorded by Dixie Dregs as well as Kansas.

Having graduated from the University of Kansas, Dixie Dregs relocated in Augusta, Georgia, with a new keyboard player.

Albums & singles
The Great Spectacular [promo lp] : US 1976
The Great Spectacular [cd] : US 1997


0004

1976 to 1977

Dixie Dregs

People involved
Steve Dawidowski (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan (vln); Andy West (bss).

Back in Augusta, Dixie Dregs signed with Capricorn and released their first album during the spring of 1977.

Albums & singles
Free Fall [lp] : US 1977 Capricorn
Free Fall [cd] : US 199- Polydor/PolyGram 829661-2


0005

During 1977

Liza Minelli

People involved
Liza Minelli (vcl), together with various back-up, eg. Steve Morse (gtr).

One of Morse's early sessions.

Albums & singles
Tropical Nights [lp] : US 1977 Columbia 34887


0006

1977 to 1978

Dixie Dregs

People involved
Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Mark Parrish (kbr); Allen Sloan (str); Andy West (bss).

A new line-up, and two more albums see the light of day. The album Night Of The Living Dregs includes parts of a live show recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in July 1978.

Albums & singles
What If [lp] : US 1978 Capricorn
What If [cd] : US 199- Polydor/PolyGram 831836-2
Night Of The Living Dregs [lp] : US 1979 Capricorn
Night Of The Living Dregs [cd] : US 199- Polydor/PolyGram 831411-2


0007

During 1979

Rob Cassels

A Steve Morse session.

Albums & singles
Evening Pastoral [lp] : US 1979 Sword Records LP SWR-7004-LP


0008

1979 to 1980

Dixie Dregs

People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan (str); Andy West (bss).

By now, they had changed record label to Arista. King Biscuit Flower Hour recorded a live gig in June 1979.

Albums & singles
Dregs Of The Earth [lp] : US 1980 Arista
Dregs Of The Earth [cd] : US 199-? Arista ARCD 8116
Dregs Of The Earth [cd] : Germany 199- Arista 252207-2
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents the Dixie Dregs In Concert [cd] : US 1997 King Biscuit Entertainment KiX88031


0009

Sometime during 1980

Steve Walsh

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Steve Walsh (gtr); and whoever else.

With Morse guesting on one or more tracks.

Albums & singles
Schemer-Dreamer [lp] : US 1980 Kirshner/CBS Records 36320


0010

Sometime during 1980 or 1981

Dregs

People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan (str); Andy West (bss).

They dropped the 'Dixie' and released one album before Sloan left.

Albums & singles
Unsung Heroes [lp] : US 1981 Arista
Unsung Heroes [cd] : US 19-- Arista ARCD 8120


0011

Sometime during 1980 or 1981

Dregs

 
People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Mark O'Connor (vln); Andy West (bss).

Sloanless Dregs went on tour and recorded a live album. (Apparently, the live CD listed below claims Allen Sloan as the violinist, but the string work is in fact performed by Mark O'Connor.)

Albums & singles
Live In New York 1981 [lp] : US 1981 Four Aces Records


0012

During 1981

Patrick Walsh

 

One of Steve Morse's sessions.

Albums & singles
I Wonder How Does Tarzan Shave [single] : US 1981 Trueself Records & Apes


0013

1981 and/or 1982

Dregs

People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Mark O'Connor (str); Andy West (bss); with a few guests: Alex Ligertwood (vcl); Steve Howe (gtr); Patrick Dimmons (vcl).

Originally planned to be a Morse/Howe duo-project, though (for various reasons) the latter appers on one track only, viz "Up In the Air". Morse later launched a solo career.

Albums & singles
Industry Standard [lp] : Japan 1982 Arista BVCA 2055


0014

During 1983

The Rob Cassels Band

Another Steve Morse session.

Albums & singles
Kamikaze Christian [lp] : US 1983 Morada Records LP MZS 056


0015

1983 to 1986

Steve Morse Band

People involved
Rod Morgenstein (drm/kbr); Steve Morse (gtr); Jerry Peek (drm); together with various guests, incl. Peter Frampton (gtr); Eric Johnson (gtr/vcl); T Lavitz (kbr); Albert Lee (gtr); Mark O'Connor (str); Van Temple (vcl).

The band toured throughout the States, during which time Morse also appeared as opening act for John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Paco de Lucia on their tours.

Albums & singles
Two Faces [lp] : US 1984 Minotauro Records [same line-up?]
The Introduction [lp/cd] : US 1984 Elektra/Asulym Records 960369
Stand Up [lp/cd] : US 1985 Elektra/Asulym Records 960448


0016

Sometime during 1986

T. Lavitz

People involved
T Lavitz (msc); with various guests: Paul Barrere (vcl); Jeff Berlin (bss); Chet Catallo (gtr); Brad Dutz (prc); Amy Holland (vcl); Dave LaRue (bss); Mike McDonald (vcl); Rod Morgenstein (drm/prc); Steve Morse (gtr); Dave Samuels (vbs); Steve Smith (drm); Kim Sparks (sxp); Luis Stefanell (prc); Steve Tischer (bss); Andy West (bss); Willin' (vcl).

Morse guests on two tracks "Sprakle Plenty" and "I'm Calling You".

Albums & singles
Story Time [lp] : US 1986
Story Time [cd] : US 199- Passport Jazz PJCD-88012


0017

1986 and 1987

Kansas

People involved
Phil Ehart (drm); Billy Greer (bss/vcl); Steve Morse (gtr); Steve Walsh (vcl/kbr); Richard Williams (gtr); with additional backing vocals on Power by "The Nude From The Waist Down Singers" [i.e. Travis Bradford; Rob Henson; Merle McLain; Jerome Olds; Yonrico Scott] & "The Boys Trio" [i.e. Doug Baker; Cliff Jones; Solomon Olds].

Albums & singles
Power [lp] : US 1986 MCA Records MCA-5838
Power [cd] : US 1986 MCA Records MCAD-5838
In The Spirit Of Things [lp] : US 1988 MCA Records MCA-6254
In The Spirit Of Things [cd] : US 1988 MCA Records MCD-06254 (MCAD-6254)
Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour [cd] : US 1998 King Biscuit Flower Hour KBFHCD024


0018

1987 to 1989

After the Kansas stint, Morse cut off his hair, put on a uniform and began piloting planes for "a regional airline that doesn't want to be named" [quoted from "A Talk With Morse" by Kevin Ferguson]. He didn't throw away his guitars completely though; he appears on various sessions during this time. Eventually, however, he was dragged back into showbiz by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He released a kind of comeback album in 1989; actually his first 'real' solo album.


0019

Sometime during 1987

Mark O'Connor

People involved
Mark O'Connor (msc); with various people, incl. Steve Morse (gtr).

Morse appears on one or more tracks.

Albums & singles
Stone From Which The Arch Was Made [lp/cd] : US 1987 Warner Bros


0020

Sometime during 1987

Triumph

People involved
Rik Emmett (gtr/vcl); Mike Levine (bss); Gil Moore (drm/vcl); guested by Greg Loates (prc/prg); Steve Morse (gtr); Dave Tkaczuk (kbr/prg).

Morse plays electric guitar on "Headed For Somewhere" and acoustic guitar on "All The King's Horses". On a mailinglist devoted to the group Kansas, Rik Emmett himself told the story of this recording: "Steve Morse was an MCA Records contact through Tom Trumbo, L.A. A.&R. man, and he came up to Toronto to do a mega-weekend thing, where we wrote together, played a Guitar Festival gig together, recorded together, filmed a little movie thing, did a radio broadcast, and then he flew his prop-jet back down south, after staying at my place for a couple of days and proving to be a nice guy, a good sport, and one helluva guitar player."

Albums & singles
Surveillance [lp] : US 1987 MCA Records MCA-42083
Surveillance [cd] : Germany 1987 MCA Records 255139-2 (MCAD-42083)
Surveillance [remastered cd] : US/Europe 1996 TRC/MaGaDa MAGD-6210


0021

Sometime during 1987

Lynyrd Skynyrd

People involved
Lynyrd Skynyrd (msc); with Steve Morse (gtr) guesting.

Jam-thing recorded during 1987. Morse appears on one track: "Gimme Back My Bullets".

Albums & singles
Southern By The Grace Of God - Tribute Tour '87 [lp] : US 1988 MCA Records
Southern By The Grace Of God - Tribute Tour '87 [cd] : US 199- MCA Records MCAD-8027


0022

Sometime during 1988

Rossington Band

People involved
The Rossington Band (msc) guested by Steve Morse (gtr).

Morse appears on one or more tracks.

Albums & singles
Love Your Man [cd] : US 1988 MCA Records MCAAD-42166


0023

Sometime during 1988

Dixie Dregs

People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm); Steve Morse (gtr); Andy West (bss); together with Mark O'Connor (vln) and Dr Allen Sloan (vln).

Recorded a promo CD.

Albums & singles
Off The Records [promo cd] : US 1988 Ensoniq Keyboards


0024

Sometime during 1989

Steve Morse, together with Sonny Emory

People involved
Steve Morse (msc); Sonny Emory (drm).

Morse & Emory recorded "Southern Steel" for a guitar compilation. (Morse also appeared on a second volume, see below.) The same track was later re-recorded by Steve Morse Band for the album Southern Steel (1990).

Material appears on...
Guitar's Practising Musicians Vol. 1 [cd; Various Artists] : US 1989 Guitar Recordings 88561-5012-2
Guitar's Practising Musicians Vol. 1 [cd; Various Artists] : US 1989 Combat Records 5012


0025

Sometime during 1989

Steve Morse

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); with T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm); Allen Sloan (str); Jerry Peek (bss); Andy West (bss).

Morse's first 'real' solo deal.

Albums & singles
High Tension Wires [lp/cd] : US 1989 MCA Records 255930
High Tension Wires [cd] : Germany 1991 MCA Records MCD-06275 (MCAD-06725)

Material from above appears on...
Metal Guitars [lp; Various Artists] : US 1990 Roadrunner Records RR-9335-1


0026

Sometime during 1990

Steve Morse Band

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Dave La Rue (bss); Van Romaine (drm); with guest: Jeff Watson (gtr).

Albums & singles
Southern Steel [cd] : US MCA 1991 Records MCAD-10112
Southern Steel [cd] : Germany MCA 1991 Records 9031-73289-2 YS


0027

Sometime during 1990

Marcel Dadi

Albums & singles
Nashville Rendez-Vouz [cd] : France 1990 EPM Musique
Nashville Rendez-Vous [cd] : US 1996 EPM Musique 983892


0028

Sometime during 1991

Fifth Baby's All Stars

 
People involved
Eddie Van Halen (gtr); Albert Lee (gtr); Steve Morse (gtr); and whoever else.

These guys did some gigs in the States together as part of a band called Fifth Baby's All Stars. Unfortunately, nothing was recorded.


0029

Sometime during 1991

Marcel Dadi

Albums & singles
Fingers Crossing [cd] : France 1991 EPM Musique


0030

Sometime during 1991

Steve Morse

Morse wrote and recorded a track called "Picture This" - available nowhere else - for a guitar compilation. He also appeared on the first volume, see above.

Material appears on...
Guitar's Practising Musicians Vol. 2 [cd; Various Artists] : US 1991 Guitar Recordings 88561-5037-2


0031

Sometime during 1991

Steve Morse

Morse recorded a track called "Morning Rush Hour" for yet another guitar compilation. The same track was later re-recorded by Steve Morse Band for the album Coast To Coast (1992).

Material appears on...
Guitar Speak 3 [cd; Various Artists] : US 1991 I.R.S. Records No Speak 15 (X2-131112)


0032

Sometime during 1992

Steve Morse Band

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Dave La Rue (bss); Van Romaine (drm).

Steve Morse Band seems to be something that exists on a very irregular basis. They record - sometimes with guests, sometimes without - and they do short tours here and there, now and then.

Albums & singles
Coast To Coast [cd] : US 1992 MCA Records
Coast To Coast [cd] : Germany 1992 MCA Records MCD-10565 (MCAD-10565)


0033

Sometime during 1992

Marcel Dadi

Albums & singles
Country Guitar Flavors [cd] : France 1992 EPM Musique
Country Guitar Flavors [cd] : US 1996 EPM Musique 982532


0034

Sometime during 1992

Dixie Dregs

People involved
T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan MD (str); Andy West (bss).

Dixie Dregs reformed and did a short seven night tour in Atlanta GA, from which a live album was recorded.

Albums & singles
Bring 'Em Back Alive [cd] : US 1992 Capricorn 9-42005-2


0035

Sometime during 1992

Jeff Watson

People involved
Jeff Watson (?); with various guests, incl. Steve Morse (gtr).

Morse guests on one track: "Talking Hands".

Albums & singles
Lone Ranger [cd] : US 1992 Shrapnel SH-1055CD


0036

Sometime during 1992

CPR

People involved
Coven Pitrelli Reilly (msc), together with some others, including Steve Morse (gtr).

Morse does a solo on a track called "Minute Mouse". Apparently he also engineered the album.

Albums & singles
Coven/Pitrelli/Reilly [cd] : US 1992 Guitar Records 99202


0037

Early/mid 1994 to October 1994

Dixie Dregs

People involved
Jerry Goodman (str); Dave LaRue (bss); T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr).

Albums & singles
Full Circle [cd] : US 1994 Capricorn 42021-2


0038

Sometime during 1994

Michael Manring

People involved
Philip Aaberg (pno); Tim 'Herb' Alexander (drm); Michael Manring (bss); Steve Morse (gtr); Alex Skolnick (gtr); Steve Smith (drm).

Morse appears on one or more tracks.

Albums & singles
Thonk [cd] : US 1994 Windham Hall Records/High Street 10322-2


0039

Late 1994 to early 1995

Steve Morse Band

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Dave La Rue (bss); Van Romaine (drm).

Another irregular recording from a great group. They also did a short two-week tour of Australia during October 1994.

Albums & singles
Structural Damage [cd] : The EC 1995 BMG/High Street Records 72902 10332 2


0040

November 1994 to March 2002

Deep Purple Mk VII

People involved
Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Jon Lord (kbr); Steve Morse (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).

Steve Morse stepped in and Deep Purple has started a new era. They record two albums, Purpendicular (1996) and Abandon (1998).

Albums & singles
See the Deep Purple Discography


0041

Sometime during 1994 or possibly 1995

Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus

People involved
Carmine Appice (drm/bss/vcl); Tony Franklin (mll); Kelly Keeling (vcl/gtr/kbr); together with various guests, incl. Steve Morse (gtr).

Another session. This time Steve does a guitar duo together with Jennifer Batten on a track called "4 Miles High".

Albums & singles
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus [cd; cardboard box] : Europe 1995 No Bull Records/Koch 34336-2
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus [cd; bonus tracks] : Europe 1995 No Bull Records CD-34262-2


0042

Sometime during 1994 or 1995

Yes Tribute

People involved
Various people, incl. Peter Banks, Robert Berry, Cairo, Enchant, Shadow Gallery, Annie Haslam, Steve Howe, Magellan, Patrick Moraz, Steve Morse, Stanley Nail, Jeronimo Road, World Trade.

Morse plays acoustic guitar on two tracks, "Mood For A Day" and "Clap".

Albums & singles
Tales From Yesterday - A View From The South Side Of The Sky [cd] : US 1995 Magna Carta RR 8914-2


0043

Sometime during 1995 and/or 1996

Steve Morse Band

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Dave La Rue (bss); Van Romaine (drm).

Albums & singles
StressFest [cd] : US Apr 1996 BMG/High Street Records
StressFest [cd; bonus track] : Japan 1996


0044

Sometime during 1995 or 1996

Rush Tribute

People involved
Brendt Allman (gtr); Sebastian Bach (vcl); Mike Baker (vcl); Robert Berry (gtr/bss/kbr/bvc); Jeff Brockman (drm); Carl Cadden-James (bss); Deen Castronovo (drm); Ricky Chycki (gtr); Marcel Coenen (gtr); Fates Warning [= Ray Alder (vcl); Jim Matheos (gtr); Joey Vera (bss); Mark Zonder (drm)]; Trent Gardner (kbr); Matt Guillory (kbr); Stuart Hamm (bss); Chris Ingles (pno); Brad Kaiser (drm); James LaBrie (vcl); Jake E. Lee (gtr); Gregoor van der Loo (vcl); George Lynch (gtr); Sean Malone (bss); Eric Martin (vcl); Steve Morse (gtr); James Murphy (gtr/kbr); John Petrucci (gtr); Mike Pinella (kbr); Mike Portnoy (drm); Sean Reinert (drm); Michael Romeo (gtr); Jack Russell (vcl); Billy Sheehan (bss); Mark Slaughter (vcl); David Townsend (vcl); David Towson (gtr); Gary Wehrkamp (kbr).

Morse appears on two tracks: "La Villa Strangiato" and "Red Barchetta".

Albums & singles
Working Man [cd] : US 1996 Magna Carta MA-9010-2


0045

Sometime during 1995 or 1996

Steve Ray Tribute

People involved
Doug Aldrich; Amir Derakh; Scott Hill; Stanley Jordan; Mark Kendall; Ritchie Kotzen; Albert Lee; Steve Morse; Trevor Rabin; Steve Stevens; John Sykes; Walter Trout.

Morse appears on "Travis Walk".

Albums & singles
Crossfire - A Salute To Stevie Ray [cd] : US 1996 Blues Bureau Int'l 2031
Crossfire - A Salute To Stevie Ray [cd] : Canada 1996 DeRock Records DERCD-088


0046

During 1996

Steve Morse & Manuel Barrueco

Steve Morse & Manuel Barrueco play "Carol Of The Bells".

Albums & singles
The Carols Of Christmas [cd] : US Sep 1996 Windham Mill 11193


0047

During 1996

Riff West & Friends

Steve plays "Greensleeves". (This benefit album, put together by Riff West, aims to promote various animal welfare program in the US.)

Albums & singles
Animal Magnetism [cd] : US 1996 Kingsnake Records KS2024


0048

During 1996?

Kevin Creider

Albums & singles
Signatures [cd] : US 1996? mp3.com 52213


0049

During the fall of 1997

Steve Vai

People involved
Steve Vai (gtr); together with a bunch of other guitar heroes: Jeff Beck; Hotei; Eric Johnson; Alex Lifeson; Steve Morse; Joe Perry; Richie Sambora; Joe Satriani; Brian Setzer Orchestra; Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Eleven guitar heroes chose their favourite christmas classic and gave it a treat. Morse plays "Joy to the World".

Albums & singles
Merry Axemas - A Guitar Christmas [cd] : US Oct 1997 Epic Records EK67775


0050

During 1996

Torden & Lyn

Steve Morse does a session.

Albums & singles
Storm [cd] : US 1997


0051

During 1997

Steve Morse

Steve Morse plays a bit called "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear".

Albums & singles
The Carols Of Christmas II [cd] : US Aug 1997 Windham Mill 11219


0052

During 1999

Steve Morse & Co.

 
People involved
Al Di Meola, Peter Frampton, Marty Freedman, Steve Howe, Jorma Kaukonen, Albert Lee, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Trevor Rabin, Mike Stern, Dweezil Zappa.

Great many of the world's best guitar players have been summoned by Steve Morse to record favourite classical bits. Morse produced and plays a piece by Handel called "Water Music".

Albums & singles
... [cd] : US Dec 1999? Windham Hill Records


0053

August 1999

Dixie Dregs

People involved
Jerry Goodman (vln); Dave LaRue (bss); T Lavitz (kbr); Rod Morgenstein (drm/bvc); Steve Morse (gtr); Allen Sloan (vln); Andy West (bss); Dweezil Zappa (gtr).

Dixie Dregs performed live at the Roxy Theatre during 26-28 August 1999. These were recorded and have now been released. They continue touring during 2000.

Albums & singles
California Screamin' [cd] : US Feb 2000 Zebra Records


0054

September 1999

Jon Lord's Concerto

Lord's Concerto was performed live at the Royal Albert Hall on 25th and 26th September 1999 - 30 years after it's premiere performance. The main performers were the London Philharmonics together with Deep Purple Mk VII. In addition, there were lots of guest appearances by a variety of rock celebrities. The entire performance is available on CD, Video and DVD.

Read all about it in our RAH feature.

Albums & singles
See Jon Lord's Discobiography.


0055

During 2000 & 2001

Steve Morse (Band)

People involved
Steve Morse (gtr); Dave LaRue (bss); Van Romaine (drm).

Morse continues to record albums outside the purple road, sometimes solo, sometimes as Steve Morse Band.

In 2000, he recorded the first album consisting of tracks written in the spirit of Morse's many influences, including Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Alex Lifeson, The Byrds, Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Rolling Stones, Mountain, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Kansas and Yes.

Albums & singles
Major Impacts [cd] : US July 2000 Magna Carta MA-9042-2
Split Decision [cd] : US February 2002 Magna Carta MA-9058-2
Major Impacts 2 [cd] : US October 2002 Magna Carta MA-9070-2


0056

During 2001

Manuel Barrueco

People involved
Manuel Barrueco (gtr); Steve Morse (gtr); Andy Summers (gtr); Al Dimeola (gtr).

Steve Morse plays on this all-guitars album.

Albums & singles
Nylon & Steel [cd] : US 2001 Angel Records 56941


0057

During 2001

Billy Greer

People involved
Billy Greer; Richard Williams; Steve Morse; Phil Ehart; Steve Walsh; David Manion; Chet Wynd; Igor Len; Terry Brock; Mike Slamer.

Steve Morse plays guitar on two tracks, viz. "No Man's Land" and "Every Time It Rains".

Albums & singles
Seventh Key [cd] : US 2001 Avalon MICP-10239
Seventh Key [cd] : Italy 2001 Frontiers Records FRCD-065


0058

During 2001

Jordan Rudess

People involved
Jordan Rudess (kbr), with various guests, eg. Billy Sheehan, Terry Bozzio, John Petrucci, Peter Ernst, Eugene Freisen, Bert Baldwin, Mark Wood and Barry Carl.

Albums & singles
Feeding The Wheel [cd] : US October 2001 Magna Carta


0059

During 2001

Jason Becker Tribute

Albums & singles
Warmth In The Wilderness - A Tribute To Jason Becker [cd] : US 2001 Lion Music LMC 2103-2


0060

September 2001

Mario Fasciano

 
People involved
Mario Fasciano, with Steve Hackett, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Steve Morse, and others.

Albums & singles
E-Thnic [cd] : Europe 2003


0061

During 2001?

Liona Boyd

Albums & singles
Camino Latino - Latin Journey [cd] : US 2002 Moston Records MOS-711


0062

August to September 2001

Deep Purple Mk pre-VIII

 
People involved
Don Airey (kbr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Steve Morse (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).

Jon Lord hurt his knee, had to sit/lie through some surgery, and thus couldn't finish an ongoing tour. Don Airey was asked to fill in for him, in what everybody thought was a temporary replacement job. Oooh, were we fooled!


0063

March 2002 onwards

Deep Purple Mk VIII

People involved
Don Airey (kbr); Ian Gillan (vcl); Roger Glover (bss); Steve Morse (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).

After 30+ years, Jon Lord decides to retire. His shoes are now filled by the eminent Don Airey. They've recorded one album so far: Bananas.

Albums & singles
See the Deep Purple Discography


Don't forget to check Steve Morse's Official Website for the latest news on his extra-curricular activities, such as Steve Morse Band, Dixie Dregs, and so on.

 

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