RIP Steve Backer, a friend, executive and producer with multitudes of storied successes at ABC/Impulse, Arista, Windham Hill, Savoy AND RCA. It was a privilege to work with Steve at GRP Records and Verve Music where he helped conceptualize and produce classic reissues and compilations.
Steve was smart and passionate, driven by a deep commitment to artistic success and creative freedom for the music and musicians he loved.
Godspeed Steve, let the music play on. #nowplaying
Omer Avital Group from "Live at Smalls": http://youtu.be/hgo4AeRlHdI