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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.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

We find a wide diversity of artists applying a wide diversity of styles.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Sign In Stranger [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Kid Charlemagne [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Aja [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** How do you follow-up an iconic rock, funk rave-up like “Kid Charlemagne”?

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Earrings [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Earrings [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Babylon Sisters (Live)”) ||| ONWARD (“Bodhisattva (Live)”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** One of the better cuts on The Royal Scam — and the lesser cuts on that album are pretty good — this stage version gets the bank of horns handling that signature four chord interruption and other punctuations

Steely Dan Sunday: “On The Dunes” (1993)

Steely Dan Sunday: “On The Dunes” (1993)

On every Donald Fagen album, there’s inevitably a track or two that particularly brings to mind Steely Dan’s Aja and on Kamakiriad, that “Aja” track would be the smooth lounge-y jazz-pop number “On the Dunes.”

Steely Dan Sunday, “Florida Room” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Tomorrow’s Girls”) ||| ONWARD (“On The Dunes”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** When the Doobie Brothers had released One Step Closer in 1980, I eagerly snapped up the album looking forward to another Minute By Minute, but the album was largely a disappointment to me.

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