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The Nightfly Revisited

By Ted Giola Jazz.com When jazz fans look back at the fusion music of the late 1960s and 1970s, they tend to see only half of the picture. They remember the jazz musicians who crossed over to the rock and pop charts, but they forget the other side of the equation — the rock and […]

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‘The Nightfly’ Still Lives at 25

By Robert J. Toth The Wall Street Journal One of pop music’s sneakiest masterpieces has turned 25. Often, an album rises from regular best-seller to classic status because it captures the temper of its times. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” for instance, simply sounds like 1967, trippy and disarrayed. But “The Nightfly,” the 1982 […]

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Remembering ‘The Nightfly’

By Jim Clayton Bad Monkey X I missed the Grammys this year, since they aired while I was out on a gig. But my sources (one drunken friend watching a delayed satellite feed at 2 a.m.) described the momentary hush and murmur that fell over the audience before they burst into applause for Album of […]

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Classic of the Week: ‘The Nightowl’

  By Jon Matsumoto Los Angeles Times Adjectives like warm and nostalgic rarely are applied to the cynical and bittersweet music of Steely Dan. But they certainly describe the moods evoked by 1982’s The Nightfly, the first solo album by the cryptic band’s singer, Donald Fagen. Working apart from the barbed sensibilities of his Steely Dan partner Walter Becker, Fagen fashioned […]

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Donald Fagen: A Nightfly Up Against The Wall

Richard Cook meets the urbane spokesman of cool, Donald Fagen, who, for 14 years, partnered Walter Becker in Steely Dan. A celebrated eccentric, Fagen is now experiencing international success with his own solo career and the LP, The Nightfly. By Richard Cook New Musical Express In person, it seems like Donald Fagen is himself a serious […]

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