Watch the Khan Fusion online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 Jazz Rock Licks You MUST Know
Though primarily known as a consummate sideman, Steve Khan is one of many under-appreciated guitarists in jazz rock history. Like many of the great fusion players in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Khan made a name for himself by working with Steely Dan.
This is a great little Lydian Dominant lick from Khan’s "City Suite" solo on his 1979 "Arrows" album. I like that it has a kind of "Twilight Zone" vibe to it. I also remember it grabbing my ear immediately the first time I heard it. Once you memorize the pattern this one is fairly straight forward. Use this lick over a C7#11 chord.