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‘This is new and it’s fresh': Journey alum Steve Smith’s next project combines drums, art

‘This is new and it’s fresh': Journey alum Steve Smith’s next project combines drums, art

Vital Information’s Steve Smith, drummer with Journey during its turn-of-the-1980s platinum heyday, will unveil a collection of art created from his own musical performances called The Fabric of Rhythm on May 15, 2013.

S. Victor Aaron’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012, Part 4 of 4: Fusion Jazz

And now for the final installment of my first-ever, mid-year assessment of what are the best records we’ve covered here on SER. This time, we survey that murky hybrid world called “fusion jazz.”

New Music Monday: Squackett, Steve Smith, Robert Lamm, Gonzalo Rubalcaba

New Music Monday arrives chock full of of new music-y goodness, with highly anticipated sides from Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ralph Bowen, Squackett, Steve Smith and Vital Information

Steve Smith and Vital Information – Live! One Great Night (2012)

Steve Smith, like Paul McCartney, has a solo career that’s way more extensive than the higher profile rock band he belonged to for a relatively short period of time, but he’ll always be known as that Journey drummer

‘Always discovering new directions’: Steve Smith celebrates 30 years of Vital Information

Even while he was still a member of the platinum-era edition of Journey, Steve Smith began making his way back to jazz.

Gimme Five: Steve Smith on songs with Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Vital Information

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Steve Smith, who’s had memorable tenures with Journey and Jean-Luc Ponty and now leads the fusion jazz group Vital Information.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Smith, of Journey and Vital Information

Drummer Steve Smith is in the midst of a flurry of activity in advance of the 30th anniversary of his jazz group Vital Information.

Steve Smith – Vitalive! (1991); The Best of GHS and The Best Of Steve Smith (2009)

Steve Smith – Vitalive! (1991); The Best of GHS and The Best Of Steve Smith (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron Steve Smith is a man with a common name and an uncommon ability to beat the skins. Looking back at his entire career, that 1978-85 stint with the superstar arena rock group Journey during its classic period looks like an aberration to Smith, who has made a name for himself outside of Journey as a sought-afterRead More

Vital Information – Vitalization (2007)

Vital Information – Vitalization (2007)

By S. Victor Aaron From “Don’t Stop Believin’” to konnakul. What does that mean, you ask? Allow me to explain. Journey, a band mostly known for gargantuan stadium anthems from the late-seventies to the mid-eighties, had a secret weapon in their ranks. Those who didn’t take their toilet breaks during the individual solo segment of Journey concerts might have pickedRead More