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Steely Dan at its Very Best

By Jane Stevenson Toronto Sun TORONTO — “That was Aja, what do you want to do now?” joked Steely Dan singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen on Wednesday night at Massey Hall. Fagen and his Steely Dan partner and guitarist Walter Becker had just performed the ’70s New York jazz-rock duo’s most commercially successful album, 1977’s Aja, in […]

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Steely Dan plays ‘Aja’ at Chicago Theatre

By Greg Kot Chicago Tribune It was a night when East Coast cynicism crashed head-first into Hollywood decadence, ’70s style. Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were in town, kicking off a four-night residency Monday at the sold-out Chicago Theatre by playing their most popular album, Aja, in its entirety, plus additional songs from […]

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Heaven by Way of ‘Aja’

By Margaret Wappler Los Angeles Times A few minutes before Steely Dan took the stage to play the entirety of its 1977 album, Aja, a man wandered the Gibson Amphitheatre dressed as Jesus. He was wearing shapeless sackcloth, with wavy, honey-colored hair that slipped past his shoulders, and he offered a benevolent gaze to every […]

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Steely Dan Wrap Stand With ‘Gaucho’ Gig

By Jon Dolan Rolling Stone Last night Donald Fagen and Walter Becker got dressed, walked down the street and made a little lucre playing the most cynical music ever. The event was the final night of Steely Dan’s long stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre. They’ve been here since July playing the final three records […]

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