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Reunion Moves Step by Step

By J. D. Considine Baltimore Sun Walter Becker still remembers what happened when word first got around that he and Donald Fagen were writing songs together again. This was 1986, just six years after the two had called it quits for Steely Dan, and already, the interest in a reunion album was enormous. “We had […]

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Metal Leg 22 – August 1993

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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The Unabridged Walter Becker Interview

By Christopher Hoard Jazziz October 1991, Lower Manhattan just another gig at the Road House, featuring Walter Becker’s one-time songwriting partner sitting in on keyboards with guitarist Jimmy Vivino’s feisty blues rock and R&B house band. With the four-piece horn section, Vivino’s New York Nights renders tunes like “Deacon Blues” and “Green Earrings” with an accuracy and looseness that celebrates the […]

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Becker Reels In Years with Solo Effort

By Melinda Newman Billboard Donald Fagen isn’t the only ex-Steely Dan member with a new album coming out. Walter Becker is hard at work in his Maui recording studio recording his first-ever solo record to be released on Giant Records. Becker, who hasn’t recorded since Steely Dan’s last album in 1980, was spurred on by […]

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Becker ‘Steels’ Production Spotlight

By Susan Nunziata Billboard NEW YORK — Producer Walter Becker is hoping to demonstrate the evolution of his production style with a series of jazz recordings for Triloka Records. Recording the material live to multitrack, with only occasional overdubs and effects, represents a dramatic change from his days performing in and co-producing Steely Dan with […]

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Metal Leg 14 – Fall 1990

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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