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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.

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

A thread involving Donald Fagen and Walter Becker runs through this look at the albums that have been in my car recently.

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker’s death invites a renewed appreciation of the unique contributions to music by Steely Dan.

Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, Aug. 16, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, Aug. 16, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Now on tour with a crack new band, Donald Fagen must choose which songs to perform from his extensive catalog. It’s a good problem to have.

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Given the passing of a lot of musical heroes recently, Steely Dan’s impassioned, career-spanning turn was much appreciated.

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

‘Adult Entertainment’ is just that, with 12 songs of various styles, direct yet evocative lyrics and excellent playing from Jon Herington and company.

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

If Steely Dan seems like an obvious inspiration for Don Breithaupt’s Monkey House, there’s a reason. He joins Preston Frazier to discuss.

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.’

Walt Weiskopf – The Way You Say It (2016)

Walt Weiskopf – The Way You Say It (2016)

No matter how much saxophonist Walt Weiskopf mixes things up for the vibes and organ-powered jazz ‘The Way You Say It,’ the craftsmanship shines through.

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, a regular collaborator with Jackson Browne, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, joins Preston Frazier ahead of a solo album release party to be held in Los Angeles.

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