Sixty Six Steps took a couple months to make and most of a lifetime to plan. The
inspiration for the album - the second collaboration between guitarist Leo Kottke
and erstwhile Phish bassist Mike Gordon - dates back to a childhood vacation Gordon's
family made to the Bahamas. The not-quite-teenaged Gordon heard a calypso band
called the Mustangs playing around a pool, and the groove and good feelings generated
by their music stuck with him.
"Ya Mar," one of the songs on a Mustangs album that Gordon got hold