119: Donald Fagen, The Professor of Cool

Whether it’s the clean sound or the precision musicianship, Steely Dan and Donald Fagan in his solo work have been favourites of mine since “Aja” was released 1977. Today I am sharing a blog post and a vlog celebrating the work of Donald Fagen and Steely Dan…enjoy!

The first is from the Immortal Jukebox, a blog I have shared with you in the past.

the-nightfly

https://theimmortaljukebox.com/2016/09/25/donald-fagen-the-nightfly-walking-between-raindrops/

The second is post from Nerdwriter1 about Steely Dan’s Deacon Blues from the aforementioned Aja. He deconstructs “Deacon Blues”, helping to make sense of the coolness of Steely Dan.

aja

https://youtu.be/vSDD8rgUiNc

I hope you enjoy these tow posts about a musician really like listening to. Please take a look at some of the other work these two have produced.

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