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Steps Ahead / Michael Brecker
Last Monday I attended a mind-blowing concert by Steps Ahead: Mike Mainieri
(vibes), Mike Stern (g), Richard Bona (b), Steve Smith (dr). Unfortunately,
Michael Brecker was missing (Bill Evans stepped in for him) and we were
informed that Michael appears to be seriously ill with myelodysplastic
syndrome (MDS, see http://www.mds-foundation.org/) for which he is
The best get well wishes to him!