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Steely Dan interview

Steely Dan
May 19, 2010 Updated Jun 23, 2010

Pop hipsters Steely Dan and jazz legend Marian McPartland from her NPR Piano Jazz series.

Here's the song list from the interview:

1. Jazz Limbo (Duke Ellington)
2. Josie (Donald Fagan/Walter Becker)
3. Mood Indigo (Ellington/Bigard/Mills)
4. Star Eyes (Gene DePaul/Don Raye)
5. Hesitation Blues (W.C. Handy)
6. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington/Ted Persons)
7. Chain Lightning (Donald Fagan/Walter Becker)
8. Black Friday (Donald Fagan/Walter Becker)

Donald Fagan; piano, vocals
Walter Becker; guitar
Marian McPartland; piano
Jay Leonhart; bass
Keith Carlock; drums

 

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Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band whose music also blends elements of funk, R&B, and pop. Founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972, the band enjoyed great critical and commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s before breaking up in 1981. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies". Steely Dan reunited in 1993 and has...

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On May 28, 2010. 3:21pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Darin!
Great to hear the feedback and glad you're liking the mix between voice and music...!
That was Marian McPartland by the way. She's a 92 yr old jazz pianist who has run a series called 'Piano Jazz' on National Public Radio in the US since 1978. What a legend...!
Cheers

On May 28, 2010. 2:36pm
Darin said

Its 2.28pm and I am listening to radio -ABC jazz on tv. I am just blown away by the announcer. She is intelligent listening. At first,having grown accustomed to listening to the "noise" and drama on commercial radio stations, thought she was over the hill and too boring - how wrong I was! She is incredible: clued up with the music,talented and intelligent- I am now sold to listening to the quality of her comments. Simply WOW!
Great music and lovely conversation.

I would like to hear more by John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, John Coltrane if not too much to ask. John McLaughlin is doing so much in innovations and would be lovely if your station could keep abreast of such progress in musical evolution.

Take Care

Love your contribution.
Mwaah!

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