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Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best bass performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Peter Gabriel, “Why Don’t You Show Yourself” from Words With Gods (2014): One Track Mind

Peter Gabriel, “Why Don’t You Show Yourself” from Words With Gods (2014): One Track Mind

Peter Gabriel’s first new studio release in ages is a triumph of musical restraint, and a moment of layered narrative intrigue.

Very Extremely Dangerous, (2014): Movies

Very Extremely Dangerous, (2014): Movies

The new documentary ‘Very Extremely Dangerous,’ it’s clear, set out to uncover something redemptive in Jerry McGill. It’s not there.

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

The majesty of Jeff Beck at his best isn’t just his technical prowess. It’s how he charges through boundaries like a paper pre-game banner.

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

We take a deep dive into Paul McCartney and Wings’ ‘Band on the Run,’ released on December 5, 1973.

Nick Hempton, “Montauk Mosey [Catch and Release #4]” (2014): One Track Mind

Nick Hempton, “Montauk Mosey [Catch and Release #4]” (2014): One Track Mind

Here is a review of Nick Hempton’s “Montauk Mosey,” a nightcap tune done up faithfully in the classic jazz style.

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

Tony Levin takes us to the genesis of this Scott Schorr co-produced effort, and talks about the possibility of future projects with Pete Levin.

Incisive saxophonist Greg Ward seeking Kickstarter help for next Fitted Shards project

Incisive saxophonist Greg Ward seeking Kickstarter help for next Fitted Shards project

Help saxophonist Greg Ward reach his funding goal for the next Fitted Shards album.

JÜ – JÜ Meets Møster (2014)

JÜ – JÜ Meets Møster (2014)

What happens when the Hungarian thrash-jazz trio JÜ meets the Norwegian sax firebrand Kjetil Møster? Fury, foreboding and fireworks.

Rick Danko, “Driftin’ Away” from Danko / Fjeld / Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko, “Driftin’ Away” from Danko / Fjeld / Andersen (1991): Across the Great Divide

His solo recording career had lain largely dormant since a promising late-1970s debut. But this solidified a striking resurgence for Rick Danko.