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Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ set the bar for finesse in pop and rock music, and that bar hadn’t been cleared yet.

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Released by Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto in June 2010, ‘Take Your Pick’ wasn’t flashy, but its highly polished fretwork just might satiate your soul.

Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam: Seeing the glory 40 years later

Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam: Seeing the glory 40 years later

Four decades hence, it’s easy to hear the glory of Steely Dan’s diverse and calculating ‘The Royal Scam.’

Groove Legacy – Groove Legacy (2016)

Groove Legacy – Groove Legacy (2016)

Groove Legacy are new torchbearers who have the wherewithal to resurrect the glorious past of 70s funk-jazz with all the intuition and understanding of those who were there.

Larry Carlton, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Larry Carlton, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Top guitar session player Larry Carlton covers “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with heaping helpings of both skill and sentiment.

Jon Herington chooses his favorite Steely Dan guitar solo: ‘So melodic, and the sound is fantastic’

Jon Herington chooses his favorite Steely Dan guitar solo: ‘So melodic, and the sound is fantastic’

“They hired so many amazing players,” he says. But which one was best?

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.

Larry Carlton, with Robben Ford – Unplugged (2013)

There’s a reason these guys have fronted countless recordings, even while appearing as first-call sidemen with everyone from Miles Davis to Steely Dan to Joni Mitchell. Every time one of them picks up the guitar, it’s an encyclopedic wonder.

Larry Carlton – Four Hands and a Heart, Volume One (2012)

Larry Carlton – Four Hands and a Heart, Volume One (2012)

Amazon.com Widgets Back in high school while my buddies were air guitaring to Led Zeppelin, Boston and Lynard Skynard, ol’ Ish here played out fantasies of ripping up the fret board like Larry Carlton.

Steely Dan Sunday, "The Goodbye Look" (1982)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Fagen’s dry wit comes to the fore on this song about an American couple on holiday at a Caribbean resort when an revolution happens upon them.

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