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Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

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

Best Steely Dan Ballads: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan Ballads: Steely Dan Sunday

S. Victor Aaron picks five standout Steely Dan ballads.

A new Steely Dan album? Here’s one that would be dandy: Steely Dan Sunday

A new Steely Dan album? Here’s one that would be dandy: Steely Dan Sunday

We humbly offer up suggested songs for a new Steely Dan album, culled from outtakes, live-only songs and one famous erasure.

Five Best Walter Becker Guitar Moments: Steely Dan Sunday

Five Best Walter Becker Guitar Moments: Steely Dan Sunday

Preston Frazier selects a handful of instances where Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker shines.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Guitar Solos

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Guitar Solos

Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron select their fave five guitar solos from the band is synonymous with iconic guitar solos.

Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Our panel of Steely Dan fanatics reminisce about that magic moment when their minds were blown away by the artful brilliance of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Another cut with great promise, only to be shelved along with so many other ‘Katy Lied’ session nuggets. Perhaps not a Top 5 tune lay in the heart of this beast, but a heart that was very much ALIVE.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

It’s everything one would expect from a song of the mid-Jurassic period of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.