To all who grew up listening to the classic lineup of Mountain - Pappalardi/Knight/Laing/West, it is my sad task to report the passing of Steve Knight on January 19, 2013. He actually was primarily a bassist and multi-talented on other instruments including tuba, trombone, piano, organ and guitar to name a few. His latter years were spent as the bassist for the group Taksim, a Middle-Eastern heavily improvisational jazz group that played in complicated and odd-meter time signatures that boggle the Western mind. Steve recorded two CD's with them. Listed below are links to his obituaries. Don't know how long they'll be active. Having met Steve several times at his home in Woodstock and attended several Taksim gigs, he really was a first class guy and gave me some great musicianship insights. His absence was greatly felt when Mountain reformed without him, but he did leave behind some great music for us to remember him by. Check out the live (bootleg) version of Silver Paper on YouTube. When my partner and I created the Felix Pappalardi Dedication Website http://www.pappalardi.com back in 1999 we were able to establish contact with Steve. He was kind enough to contribute a "Whatever Happened to Steve Knight" page to answer all the questions about what he had been doing since Mountain. He was a two-term elected councilman for the town of Woodstock, NY. Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to remember Steve. viobass21 http://www.woodstockx.com/2013/01/27/former-councilman-steve-knight-dies/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Knight_(musician) http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ny...phen-sanders-knight&pid=162712181#fbLoggedOut Published on NYTimes.com from January 28 to January 29, 2013 Stephen Sanders Knight 1935 - 2013 Stephen Sanders Knight ("Steve"), born May 12, 1935 in New York City, died on January 19, 2013 in Riverdale, New York. Steve was a musician, carpenter, local politician (Woodstock, NY), and father. In the 50s and 60s he was active in the Village music scene. Steve was the keyboardist for the band, Mountain, which toured internationally and performed at the infamous Woodstock Festival. He performed regularly with the Red Onion Jazz band and his love of jazz and middle eastern rhythms lead him to join the musical group, Taksim, with which he performed for over twenty years. A graduate of Columbia University, Steve was a curious and creative person, kind and talented. He leaves many friends behind in both New York City and his beloved town of Woodstock, NY. Steve is survived by his daughter Zoe Knight, son-in-law, Stuart Wolferman and grandson, Jasper Knight Wolferman. In loving memory of Steve, the family requests a donation to the Woodstock Land Conservancy.